Honolulu, Hawaii 

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Climate in Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Honolulu averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 271 sunny days per year in Honolulu. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Honolulu gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 195 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 65
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Honolulu is 8.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Hawaii.

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Summer   /   Winter
February, January and March are the most pleasant months in Honolulu, while August and September are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Honolulu, HawaiiUnited States
  48.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  194.9 days106.2 days
  271 days205 days
  16 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

September is the hottest month for Honolulu with an average high temperature of 85.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Hawaii. In Honolulu, there are 10 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Honolulu are January, February and March.

In Honolulu, there are 7.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Hawaii.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Honolulu with an average of 65.3°. This is warmer than most places in Hawaii.

In Honolulu, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Hawaii.

In Honolulu, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Hawaii.

Despite the high humidity in Honolulu, the trade winds keep it pleasant. If the trade winds stop blowing (which is rare), a summer day can be unpleasantly humid. The most humid months in Honolulu are September, August and October.

December is the wettest month in Honolulu with 6.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 31% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.8 inches in Honolulu means that it is about average compared to other places in Hawaii.

July is the rainiest month in Honolulu with 18.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 12.6 rainy days. There are 194.9 rainy days annually in Honolulu, which is rainier than most places in Hawaii. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Honolulu, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Hawaii. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Honolulu.

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    Reviews for Honolulu    14 Reviews
    Outrageously Expensive, Horrible place to live - 10/22/2021
    I’ve lived in Honolulu for over 40 years and watched a mediocre city decline until it’s nearly a 3rd world destination. Unbelievably expensive (one of the top 4 most... Read More

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    Great to make money in real estate. - 7/14/2019
    It a hour or two. Wait a few years become richer by appreciation not pay unless a pro. No time share are good. Get real estate rent it out and sell when you need to and... Read More

    Before you move here consider this: - 2/5/2016
    I have lived here, on and off, since 2008. Here are the pros and cons as I see them. Pros: Mostly very good weather, sunny all the time. Friendly laid back atmosphere.... Read More

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