The best times to visit Hawaii for ideal weather are
November 12th to May 27th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Hawaii Travel Guide
Weather in Hawaii
Average temperatures in Hawaii vary barely at all and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 55 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Hawaii, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-to late August where highs are regularly around 82.8°F (28.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.9°F (21.6°C) at night.
Hawaii Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Hawaii Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Hawaii Perceived Temperature (F)
Hawaii Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Hawaii Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Hawaii are December, March, and then May. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are only 1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 1.8 days with significant precipitation the week of March 5th.
When can you find snow in Hawaii? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Hawaii.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hawaii (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Hawaii has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is August (61% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.4%).
Wind in Hawaii is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 10.3 knots (11.9 MPH or 19.1 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid-May where average top sustained speeds reach 15.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hawaii.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7.7||a gentle breeze||14||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||8.4||a gentle breeze||14.8||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||8.8||a gentle breeze||15||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||8.9||a gentle breeze||14.9||a moderate breeze|
|May||10.3||a gentle breeze||16.1||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||8.9||a gentle breeze||14.5||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||8.7||a gentle breeze||14.4||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||8.7||a gentle breeze||14.4||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||8.1||a gentle breeze||13.9||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||7.5||a gentle breeze||13.3||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||8.4||a gentle breeze||14.4||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||7.8||a gentle breeze||13.9||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Hawaii?
As of 6/22/2017 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Hawaii, United States is January, followed by February and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Hawaii in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Hawaii Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 79.9°F (26.6°C) and 75.5°F (24.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Hawaii, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 78.1°F (25.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: approximately 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Hawaii to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.9°F (25.5°C) and 76.1°F (24.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.