The best times to visit Hawaii for ideal weather are

November 5th to June 24th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Hawaii

Temperature

Average temperatures in Hawaii vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 85th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Hawaii, the hottest months are August, September, and then July. 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)

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Hawaii Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Hawaii Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 76.3 69.7 63.7
Feb 76.2 69.8 64
Mar 76 69.7 64.4
Apr 77.4 71.2 65.7
May 79 73 67.5
Jun 80.5 74.4 69
Jul 81.7 75.7 70.2
Aug 82.5 76.3 70.8
Sep 82.4 76.2 70.5
Oct 81.6 75.3 69.6
Nov 79.2 73.2 67.9
Dec 77.4 71.3 65.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.6 20.9 17.6
Feb 24.6 21 17.8
Mar 24.4 20.9 18
Apr 25.2 21.8 18.7
May 26.1 22.8 19.7
Jun 26.9 23.6 20.6
Jul 27.6 24.3 21.2
Aug 28.1 24.6 21.6
Sep 28 24.6 21.4
Oct 27.6 24.1 20.9
Nov 26.2 22.9 19.9
Dec 25.2 21.8 18.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hawaii are July, June, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 1 days of 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Hawaii.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hawaii (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 1.5
Feb 9% 0 1.8
Mar 11% 0 2.1
Apr 8% 0 1.3
May 11% 0 6
Jun 7% 0 0.8
Jul 7% 0 1
Aug 8% 0 1.2
Sep 7% 0 1
Oct 8% 0 1.2
Nov 10% 0 2
Dec 11% 0 3.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 3.8
Feb 9 0 4.6
Mar 11 0 5.3
Apr 8 0 3.3
May 11 0 15.2
Jun 7 0 2
Jul 7 0 2.5
Aug 8 0 3
Sep 7 0 2.5
Oct 8 0 3
Nov 10 0 5.1
Dec 11 0 8.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Hawaii has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. 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 (11.8 MPH or 19 KPH) is considered “a 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.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.7 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Feb 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Mar 8.8 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Apr 8.9 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
May 10.3 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Jun 8.9 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jul 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Aug 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Sep 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Oct 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Nov 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Dec 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.5%
Feb 63.6%
Mar 63.3%
Apr 62.5%
May 65%
Jun 61.2%
Jul 61.6%
Aug 61%
Sep 61.8%
Oct 63.5%
Nov 64.3%
Dec 66.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Hawaii?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 60.7 in December means 60.7% of the tourists vs. January.


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 rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 2 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 normal amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably 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 75.9°F (24.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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