The most pleasant months of the year for the Hilo metro area are May, December and April. In the Hilo metro area, there are 12 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. 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. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the Hilo metro area. Trade winds in Hawaii keep it comfortable, even when the humidity rises in the late summer.
Today's Weather - Hilo, HI
3 PM PST
Scattered Rain Showers
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|This Afternoon||Scattered Rain Showers||67° / 47°||E 5 to 9 mph|
|Saturday||Chance Rain Showers||67° / 47°||E 7 mph|
|Sunday||Showers And Thunderstorms||67° / 47°||ENE 5 mph|
|Monday||Showers And Thunderstorms||67° / 47°||ESE 3 to 8 mph|
|Tuesday||Scattered Rain Showers||67° / 47°||E 2 to 6 mph|
|Wednesday||Scattered Rain Showers||67° / 47°||ESE 8 mph|
|Thursday||Scattered Rain Showers||67° / 47°||ENE 10 mph|
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 area is 8.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Hawaii.
8.8 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Hilo
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.