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. 

The best time to book your holiday to Hawaii is in April or May.

Hawaii has a warm year round climate, with up to 80 percent humidity and sea breezes. However, December to March is the rainiest season and boasts heavier showers. Between June and November, temperatures can spike at 31°C.

Maximum daytime temperature – 27°C

Minimum night time temperature – 18°C

Average rainfall – 45mm per month

Average daylight hours – 12

 What’s the weather like in Hawaii in April and May?

The weather in Hawaii in April and May is perfect, boasting warm temperatures that peak at 27°C with light winds. Rainfall is at its lowest and the flowers are in full bloom, while nights are cool and comfortable.

 Why visit Hawaii in April and May?

  • Enjoy sunny days ideal for exploring or beach relaxation
  • See Hawaii’s tropical flowers in full bloom
  • Watch whales migrating from Alaska to breed in warmer waters
  • Celebrate at the week long Merrie Monarch Festival after Easter

Best times to visit

 

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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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