Hilo Metro Area, Hawaii 

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Climate in Hilo Metro Area, Hawaii

Hilo Metro Area, Hawaii gets 94 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hilo Metro Area 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 Hilo Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hilo Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 183 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 62
Rain: averages 94 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

8.7 / 9

Summer   /   Winter
February, January and December are the most pleasant months in the Hilo metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hilo, HawaiiUnited States
  93.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  182.6 days106.2 days
  172 days205 days
  80.6°85.8°
  61.5°21.7°
  8.87
  9.74.3
  3928 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 the Hilo metro area with an average high temperature of 81.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Hawaii. In the Hilo metro area, there are 12 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Hilo metro area are May, December and April.


In the Hilo metro area, there are 1.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Hawaii.


February has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Hilo metro area with an average of 61.2°. This is colder than most places in Hawaii.


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


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


Humidity in the Hilo metro area is generally quite low and pleasant. Trade winds in Hawaii keep it comfortable, even when the humidity rises in the late summer. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, September and July.


March is the wettest month in the Hilo metro area with 10.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 5.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 93.5 inches in the Hilo metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Hawaii.


July is the rainiest month in the Hilo metro area with 17.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 11.3 rainy days. There are 182.6 rainy days annually in the Hilo metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Hawaii. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


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





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