Hawaii Weather & Climate

Hawaii In The Summer
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Hawaii lies 2365 kilometres above the equator, resulting in remarkably beautiful weather all year round. Winter in Hawaii is virtually non-existent as, thanks to its tropical climate, Hawaii has two main seasons winter (warm) and summer (warmer). The trade winds bring a cooling breeze even in the hottest weather. At the centre of each island in Hawaii, you will find mountains and valleys where, as you travel further inland, the temperature cools. When considering Hawaii weather and climate, Spring is the most pleasant season in which to travel, with comfortably warm temperatures and less rainfall. Summer and winter are popular and tend to draw crowds around popular holidays such as Easter and Christmas.

Surfing in Hawaii is extremely popular and it's not hard to see why with Hawaii being home to some of the most famous breaks and swells in the world, including the hotspots of Pipeline and Waimea. Unless you are an experienced surfer these waves are not recommended, though we still suggest going along to enjoy the spectacle of surfing. There are numerous surf school operators in Hawaii that will take you to protected swells in which to get your bearings. The best time for surfing in Hawaii is from October to March.

Overall, the best time to visit Hawaii depends on your visits purpose. Can you only take time off during the school holiday period? Are you hoping to get on the waves? Maybe you’re hoping to coincide your trip with a particular holiday. On average Hawaii is stunning all year, your trip timing should be far more dependent on your intended activities than changes in the climate.

Hawaii Temperature Chart

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Hawaii Weather Overview

SEP-NOV Autumn, Good waves, High rainfall mostly at night
DEC-FEB Winter, Highest rainfall of the year, Big waves
MAR-MAY Spring, Most Pleasant, Less waves, Calmer waters
JUN-AUG Summer, Highest temperatures of the year, Least amount of rainfall