Kaunakakai, Hawaii 

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Climate in Kaunakakai, Hawaii

Kaunakakai, Hawaii gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 281 sunny days per year in Kaunakakai. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kaunakakai gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 100 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 64
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Kaunakakai is 9.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Hawaii.

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

Climate Averages
  Kaunakakai, HawaiiUnited States
  33.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  100.3 days106.2 days
  281 days205 days
  20 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 Kaunakakai with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Hawaii. In Kaunakakai, there are 10 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kaunakakai are February, January and March.

In Kaunakakai, there are 0.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Hawaii.

February has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kaunakakai with an average of 63.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Hawaii.

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

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

The humdity in Kaunakakai would be uncomfortable in the summer if not for the refreshing trade winds. If the trade winds stop blowing, a summer day can feel sticky or muggy. August, September and July are the three most humid months in Kaunakakai.

January is the wettest month in Kaunakakai with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 1.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 37% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.9 inches in Kaunakakai means that it is about average compared to other places in Hawaii.

January is the rainiest month in Kaunakakai with 10.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 100.3 rainy days annually in Kaunakakai, which is less rainy than most places in Hawaii. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

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

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