I have been visiting Hawaii for more than 33 years and have lived in Waikiki Beach, Oahu for more than 23 years. I would describe Hawaii’s weather as a warm, eternal spring. Our weather variation fluctuates only a few degrees in each direction from a median daily high of 82°.
Clients often ask – is there a rainy season? Statistically, there is a little more rain in the warm winter months of mid-December to mid-April. Even in these winter months, rain usually comes during the night hours when travelers are sleeping, and usually on the windward sides of the islands and in the mountain rain forests. The hotels and resorts we offer in our vacation packages are mostly situated on the leeward (sheltered) dry sides of the islands. Clouds move in from the ocean on the windward side and drop rain on the mountains – leaving the leeward side bright and sunny. While on sunny Waikiki Beach one can view large clouds over the mountains (rainforests) which are watering the lush greenery and waterfalls you will be enjoying when you explore our Islands. That’s how we get our awesome rainforest waterfalls.
Some ask about Hawaii’s hurricane season. In my three decades of personal experience with Hawaii, I have only seen a few watches and warnings of tropical storms and hurricanes, but only one major hurricane has arrived (1992) – and then mainly on the island of Kauai, and there was also a tropical storm that arrived on the Big-Island a few years back. We experienced only a rainy day in Oahu from this Tropical Storm. Most watches are just “scares” which never are experienced, and hardware, gas and grocery stores greatly benefit from these. Even when the hurricane mentioned above arrived in Kauai in 1992 – tours in Oahu resumed the following day and the boat activities the day after. I was surprised at how quickly things got back to normal on Oahu (Waikiki), Maui and the Big-Island of Hawaii.
This past Friday our islands were under a tropical storm watch, then a warning. As I write this, only three days later, Oahu, along with the Big-Island, Maui and Kauai, only experienced a short time of heavy rain on each island. This morning (Monday) it is beautiful and sunny and almost everything is back to normal. My friends who are visiting Oahu at the time of this writing, said they are having an awesome time, even though it was a little cloudy, stating that Hawaii is even beautiful with clouds. Again, a scare, but almost no damage. It seems that God’s design for Hawaii’s perfect location in the Pacific was to be almost storm-free. Of course, only God knows the final outcome of storm watches and warnings, but I have experienced more than three decades of them mostly bypassing our beautiful Islands.
To sum it up, Hawaii is almost always beautiful year-round, year-after-year. Hawaii truly is God’s gift to planet Earth. Come see for yourself.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wayne Overman, founder and CEO of Aloha Hawaiian Vacations, has lived in the heart of Waikiki for more than twenty years and calls Waikiki Beach his “front yard.” He has devoted over thirty years thoroughly exploring, photographing and authoring publications about Maui, Kauai, the Big-Island of Hawaii plus Hawaii’s lesser islands – as well as his home island of Oahu. He has been privileged to have personally known, and has worked and “rubbed-shoulders” with, many of Hawaii’s legends throughout the years – such as Al Harrington (Hawaii Five-0), Don Ho, Chuck Machado, Doug Mossman, Hoku, Charro, Roy C. Kelley & The Kelley Family, George Correia, Tom Moffatt, Ron Howard, Bruno Mars, Jim Nabors, TV’s Lost stars, Hawaii Five-0 stars, and many other prominent figures in Hawaii’s Tourism and Entertainment Industries. **** Today Wayne is recognized as one of Hawaii’s foremost authorities on Hawaii and Hawaii tourism. He is quoted in international travel publications – and Fox News has consulted him for Hawaii news stories. His travel writing and photography are enjoyed worldwide. Wayne’s writing also qualified him a top-runner in an 80’s National Poetry Contest – with awards being presented in Los Angeles by Red Skelton and Phyllis Diller. He is also considered an authority on Hawaiian art and is a close acquaintance of most of Hawaii’s prominent artists, including Wyland, Roy Tabora, Heather Brown, John Pitre, Americo and Eva Makk, Avi Kiriaty, Thor, BH Freeland and Juno Galang – to name a few; and he has sketched and collaborated with several of these artists to create some unique Hawaiian art “collectibles.” **** Wayne founded Aloha Hawaiian Vacations as a young man – and has enjoyed the company’s growth from a small regional business – to an international Company – which is today a world leader in Hawaii tourism. He designed and developed America’s first non-tour All-Inclusive Hawaii Vacation Package. “Good Quality With Good Value And Service” is his motto. He also owns a Hawaii tourism consulting firm. **** Wayne is a seasoned world traveler – and has seen 93 countries. His travels have taken him around-the-world seventeen times cumulatively. He says, “I have traveled the entire world to see if there is any place to match the glory of Hawaii – and there is none! Hawaii is God’s gift to the world and mankind, and is probably a tiny glimpse of what Heaven is like.” **** He holds a degree in Business Administration and was also working toward a degree in Engineering – which he left to attend an East Coast Bible College after becoming a Christian. Wayne believes travel is one of life’s best educators – and agrees with former US President John F. Kennedy’s quote, “I learned more in one summer traveling abroad than I did in all my years at Harvard University.” However, Wayne also believes that the study of God’s Word trumps all forms of education. He challenges the young people he mentors to read a chapter of Proverbs each day to receive wisdom from above. He volunteers his time as a Hawaii church leader and has also served his country in the military. **** Wayne says that his greatest life accomplishment was raising his two awesome children (Haven & Joseph) who are now leaders of Aloha Hawaiian Vacations. He also believes we are to share that which God has blessed us with – and his family financially supports three Waikiki churches, the annual Resurrection Sunrise Services held on Waikiki Beach, world missions, plus many mainland Christian ministries; and his family also cares for many children-in-need worldwide. Wayne gives “all glory to God - for ALL.”