Today in Honolulu, United States
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Partly cloudy. Low 71F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
This weather data was last updated 2017-03-24 04:08:22.
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Honolulu weather is known for one of those in the world that hardly shows any change from season to season. The temperatures stay around 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (27 to 32 Celsius) for the high while the lows stay around 65 to 75 Fahrenheit (19 to 24 Celsius). One of the main reasons to visit Honolulu is of course the beach. The water temperature in the summer is about 82 degrees Fahrenheit while in the winter the drop is only 5 degrees Fahrenheit to 77. You should not expect much rain when you are in Honolulu weather but that is about the only change that you will see in the climate. During the summer, the average amount of rain that you will get is less than an inch while in the winter; the average is close to three inches.
If you were to live in Hawaii, you would probably notice that there is a change in the season; however, as a visitor if you go in the winter or the summer, you might not be able to tell the difference. Honolulu weather does have a winter which starts at the end of November and it does not end until March. The reason why the winter is a great time to visit is because though you have a little more rain than in the summer, the weather is also a bit cooler and the whales give birth to calves. People in Hawaii do feel the Honolulu weather in the winter is cooler, but if you are visiting from the Midwest or the Northeast of the United States, you will feel that you are in the middle of summer.
In the months of April and May you will find a lower amount of tourists visiting Honolulu but when it comes to Honolulu weather, it is a great time to visit. The temperatures stay around the low 80s and you will hardly ever experience consecutive rainy days. Because this is the time right after spring break and before the summer, the beaches feel emptier. It is easy to find a secluded beach at this time of the year and if you are into surfing, you will find no trouble getting a spot.
The Shoulder Season
Shoulder season are the months of September, October and November. This is the time of the year just before the holidays and after the summer. There are not that many people visiting Honolulu at this time of the year, but as far as Honolulu weather, you will experience some days that feel like summer and some like Hawaii autumn. There is a lot of sunshine in Honolulu year-round but the highest amount of sunshine occur in the summer and in the shoulder season so you can get more done during the day than you would if you waited until the holiday season. If you are looking to visit the area to get away from people and to relax, then you will experience great Honolulu weather at this time of the year.
The Rainy Months
Even with all the sun that you will get in Hawaii, you will have rain. Though most of the showers pass quickly, you should know that November through March sees the highest amount of rain. The rainiest month of the year is November so if you can visit during October, you will get a lot less rain. December and January are the next rainiest months. The one thing about the rainy season in Honolulu weather is that the December holiday season is right in it. You should not expect Honolulu weather to ruin your vacation in the rainy season as there is an average of two inches of rain in December and only three in January.
Hurricanes In Hawaii
Honolulu weather is not exempt from hurricanes and tropical cyclones making it there. There have been cases in which Honolulu has been hit by these powerful storms in the past. Since the year of 1950, there have been a total of five hurricanes which have caused damage in Hawaii. The one that affected Honolulu the most was hurricane Nina in 1957. The hurricane struck with record winds and caused significant structural damage. When a hurricane is close to Honolulu, you will notice that there is an early evacuation system in which the people are directed to higher grounds. Advisories come from the National Weather Service and information on protecting homes or oneself can be found at the Hurricane Relief Fund in Honolulu.