The Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI metro area is located encompasses the entire island of Maui. Kahului is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Maui and Kalawao counties.
The many benefits of living in the Maui metro include strong economy, strong growth, good health, mild winters, comfortable summers and plenty of amenities. The region features a coastal shoreline, which is a great recreation resource.
Some disadvantages of the Maui metro area include expensive, isolated and tourists.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Maui metro area is 9.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Hawaii. May, February and January are the most pleasant months while August and September are the least comfortable months.
In the Maui metro area, there are 12 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Maui metro area are December, March and April. September is the hottest month for the Maui metro area with an average high temperature of 83.9 degrees, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Hawaii. February has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Maui metro area with an average of 61.6 degrees. This is colder than most places in Hawaii.
The annual rainfall of 34.8 inches in the Maui metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Hawaii. The wettest season is Spring with 35% of yearly precipitation and 14% falls in Autumn, which is the driest season. December is the wettest month in the Maui metro area with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 1.3 inches.
The humdity in the Maui metro area would be uncomfortable in the summer if not for the refreshing trade winds. If the trade winds stop blowing, a summer day can feel sticky or muggy. August, September and July are the three most humid months in the Maui metro area.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in the Maui metro area, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Hawaii. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the Maui metro area.