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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