Sunset over tide pools, Hawaii

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Hawaii – Best time to go

Best time to visit Hawaii

Hawaii enjoys a warm climate year-round with humidity levels between 60–80%. April to November temperatures can reach highs of 31°C and the average monthly rainfall is typically 55 millimetres and below. December to March brings plenty of sunshine and highs of 27°C, with slightly heavier showers.

Consistent sunshine, warm temperatures, and gentle sea breezes make Hawaii an all-season state. But if we had to choose, April and May would be our favourite time of year; when less rain falls, the temperatures aren’t too hot, and tropical flowers come to life. 

Best times to visit

Summer Season

April to November. As the trade winds die down, so does the rain and Hawaii’s summer ushers in the dry season. Hawaii in early summer is almost always perfect. Late summer can bring high humidity but this is usually regulated by trade winds. 

Winter Season

December to March. Winter is Hawaii’s so-called rainy season, particularly on the north and east coasts. In reality, however, showers are typically brief and temperatures still remain consistently mild, making winter a great time to visit Hawaii. 

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Average weather in January

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
26ºC
78mm
  • Whale watching is at its peak
  • Big wave surf season on Hawaii's north shores

Average weather in February

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
26ºC
90mm
  • Whale watching is at its peak

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
26ºC
88mm
  • Whale watching is at its peak

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
26ºC
52mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
27ºC
38mm

Average weather in June

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
28ºC
43mm

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
28ºC
57mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
29ºC
34mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
29ºC
61mm

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
29ºC
80mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
27ºC
124mm
  • Big wave surf season on Hawaii's north shores

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
26ºC
87mm
  • Whale watching season begins
  • Big wave surf season on Hawaii's north shores

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