Pahoa, Hawaii 

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Climate in Pahoa, Hawaii

Pahoa, Hawaii gets 101 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 172 sunny days per year in Pahoa. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pahoa gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 228 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 63
Rain: averages 101 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Pahoa is 8.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Hawaii.

8.8 / 10
January, February and May are the most pleasant months in Pahoa, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Pahoa, HawaiiUnited States
  101.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  227.5 days106.2 days
  172 days205 days
  653 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 Pahoa with an average high temperature of 81.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Hawaii. In Pahoa, there are 12 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Pahoa are May, December and April.

February has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Pahoa with an average of 62.5°. This is colder than most places in Hawaii.

In Pahoa, there are 0.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Hawaii.

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

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

December is the wettest month in Pahoa with 11.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 5.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 101.2 inches in Pahoa means that it is wetter than most places in Hawaii.

April is the rainiest month in Pahoa with 20.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 15.0 rainy days. There are 227.5 rainy days annually in Pahoa, which is rainier than most places in Hawaii. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

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

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