The climate of Hawaii (United
States of America)
The state of Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean to the west of the
mainland of the United States. The state of Hawaii entirely consists
of volcanic islands, the islands in the west are the oldest. At this
moment volcano Loihi is forming a new island underwater. However, it
will take about ten thousand years for the island to emerge. If you
think of Hawaii you think of the hula dance, garlands and the ukulele.
If you go on a vacation to Hawaii you will come across these local
costumes. However, the typical Hawaiian language has to a large extent
been replaced by English.
Hawaii has a tropical climate with temperatures
between 24-31 degrees Celsius (75-88 degrees Fahrenheit) all year
round. However, on the higher mountain peaks it is cooler. On the
highest mountain peaks (Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala) snow may
even fall during the winter. Because of ever blowing trade winds
temperatures hardly ever rise above 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees
Fahrenheit). Only at the end of summer from July till October
temperatures may rise as high as 33-34 degrees Celsius (92-94 degrees
Fahrenheit). The trade winds in combination with humidity and the
mountains cause orographic precipitation. This is caused by moist air
which is pushed up the mountains. When the air rises it cools down
causing clouds to form. Because of this effect high precipitation
figures are not uncommon on the windward side of the mountain. Because
of this Mount Wai’ale’ale is the wettest place on earth. In total
about 12,000 millimeters of annual precipitation can be recorded here.
It is fairly dry on the leeward side of this mountain. Rain mainly
falls in the form of heavy showers. On average skies are cloudy about
50% of the time, partially cloudy about 25% of the time and clear blue
about 25% of the time. However, these figures may vary depending on
the place you are in. The northern and northeastern parts of this
state get more cloudy skies than the southern part.
Climate information of places in Hawaii
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Hawaii several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Honolulu and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions on Hawaii please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Honolulu. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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