Kihei, Hawaii 

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Climate in Kihei, Hawaii

Kihei, HI has a tropical climate that is perfect for those who enjoy warm weather and sunshine all year round. The average temperature is around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, with the hottest months being August and September and the coolest being December and January. Kihei receives an average of about 10 inches of rainfall annually, mostly in the winter months. Kihei also has abundant sunshine throughout the year with an average of 280 sunny days per year. With its incredible beaches and near-perfect weather, Kihei is a wonderful place to visit or live!

Kihei, Hawaii gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 276 sunny days per year in Kihei. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kihei gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 45 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 64
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Kihei is 8.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Hawaii.

8.3 / 9.3

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

Climate Averages
  Kihei, HawaiiUnited States
  15.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  44.8 days106.2 days
  276 days205 days
  10 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.

August is the hottest month for Kihei with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Hawaii. In Kihei, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kihei are January, February and March.

In Kihei, there are 15.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Hawaii.

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

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

In Kihei, 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 Kihei, 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 Kihei are August, September and July.

December is the wettest month in Kihei with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 49% of yearly precipitation and 5% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.2 inches in Kihei means that it is one of the driest places in Hawaii.

January is the rainiest month in Kihei with 6.6 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.3 rainy days. There are 44.8 rainy days annually in Kihei, which is one of the least rainy places in Hawaii. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 11% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Kihei    6 Reviews
    Hawaii...reasonably priced.... - 11/21/2010
    I live in Kihei, on the sunny South West shore of the island of Maui. Do not believe all the rubbish you hear about Hawaii being an expensive place to live. Much... Read More

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    has gotten too expensive - 2/7/2009
    we have lived here for over 20 years, raised our kids and really enjoyed living here. the cost of living here has gone out of control. we are retiring soon and plan to... Read More

    The price of paradise - 9/2/2008
    Hawaii is a wonderful state to live in for many reasons. We have wonderful weather (no need for those winter clothes!!) which is great for outdoors most of the year. ... Read More

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