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Climate in Hawaii

The climate in Hawaii is normally tropical and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the low 70s Fahrenheit (21-23 degrees Celsius) in the winter to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (27-29 degrees Celsius) in the summer. The islands typically experience gentle trade winds that provide some refreshing relief during the hot days of summer and also keep humidity levels very bearable throughout the year. It rarely rains for long periods of time in Hawaii; showers are usually brief and followed by bright sunshine. All of this makes for an ideal vacation destination all year round.

Hawaii, Hawaii gets 57 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 240 sunny days per year in Hawaii. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hawaii gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 166 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 63
Rain: averages 57 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Hawaii's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 8.7 (10=best) indicates it is one of the most pleasant states in the United States.

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

Climate Averages
  Hawaii, HawaiiUnited States
  57.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  166.3 days106.2 days
  240 days205 days
  1759 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 Hawaii with an average high temperature of 84.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most states. In Hawaii, there are 12 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hawaii are January, February and March.

Hawaii has 5.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest states in the U.S.

February has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hawaii with an average of 62.8°. This is one of the warmest of the U.S. states.

Hawaii has 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest states in the U.S.

Hawaii averages 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest states in the U.S.

The humdity in the state of Hawaii would be uncomfortable in the summer if not for the refreshing trade winds. When the trade winds stop blowing, a summer day can become uncomfortably humid. The most humid months in the state of Hawaii are August and September.

December is the wettest month in Hawaii with 6.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. Hawaii's average annual rainfall of 57.1 inches indicates that it is one of the wettest states in the United States.

July is the rainiest month in Hawaii with 15.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 11.1 rainy days. Hawaii's annual average of 166.3 days with measurable rain is one of the rainiest states in the United States. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

With an average annual snowfall of 0.0 inches, Hawaii is one of the least snowy states in the United States. There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Hawaii.

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    Reviews for Hawaii    55 Reviews
    HAWAII SUCKS. - 3/28/2019
    The Democrats are running Hawaii into the ground (like they do everywhere else). PROBLEM: Poor leadership. Corrupt government. Too many people. The state is a doormat... Read More

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    Cost of Living - 11/11/2015
    The cost of living is very high in the State of Hawaii. However, the beauty of the islands and its people is what keeps people from... Read More

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