The recent stir that Tropical Storm Calvin caused in Hawaii prompts Aloha Bruce to discuss weather in Hawaii on this latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Should you be concerned about severe weather that is forecasted during your Hawaii vacation?
Bruce has just returned from a quick work trip to Kauai and he offers some keen insight into a “budget hotel” stay on the Garden Isle. Bruce’s assessment of the Hilton Garden Inn and the Royal Sunesta are frank and clear and very different.
On to the main topic of weather in Hawaii, Bruce notes dryly that “Hawaii only has two seasons”, summer and winter. For Hawaii vacation planning purposes, he says that it’s important to maximize your outdoor time and the potential effects El Nino and La Nina weather patterns. “I would say the wet season, in general, is November through March.”
Bruce shares some vital info about Hawaii rainfall and when and where you can expect it. He shares some facts about Hawaii’s dry season in July and August. “You’re definitely going to want to hydrate and wear more sunscreen.” This leads to a discussion about Hawaii’s high tourism seasons, and when you can expect to find the best weather and the best accommodations deals.
There’s an average of 9-11 hours of sunlight per day in Hawaii. “In general, I say just don’t worry about the weather stuff!” Bruce is not a meteorologist and doesn’t claim to be one. “These storms and rains that we get move through very quickly,” he says. July’s Tropical Storm Calvin sputtered past, gushing rivers and streams and property in East Hawaii, but sparing residents from widespread damage.
For Hawaii’s winter months Bruce offers some key tips on where to stay out of the rain. The western and south sides of each Hawaiian island get the least rain. Hawaii’s “shoulder seasons” are in the spring and fall, which is when the best deals are available.
Bruce delves briefly deep into rainfall totals in Hawaii, which peak in November. “Don’t worry about the weather so much. There’s nothing you can do about it!”
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