The volcanic island of Hawaii, or the Big Island, is the largest and most southerly island in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii weather and climate is tropical in nature and it gets rain from the trade winds to the north and east. Rain showers are frequent but light and, save the winter Kona storms, most don’t produce more than .25 mm of rain. The coast and the west are drier.
The rainy season in Hawaii is in winter, from October to April, with most of the major storms occurring during this period. Some of these storms, called Kona storms, last from hours to days. The island has a drier season in summer, from May to September, and this may be the best time to visit. At sea level the temperature is from 29 to 32 degrees C in summer and from 26 to 28 degrees C in the winter. The temperature peaks in September, with highs of 31.7 degrees C. The temperature drops as the altitude rises and now and again the volcanos Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa receive snowfall during the winter.
The hurricane season in Hawaii is from June to November, but true hurricanes are rare. Hawaii usually has milder tropical storms, where the wind speed rarely exceeds 119 kilometers per hour. When planning your Hawaii holidays, it is not essential to plan around hurricane season, however do take this into account and avoid this season if possible.
The weather in Hawaii is very similar to other island destinations and reflects such climates as Fiji weather and Bali weather. Something to keep in mind when choosing the type of holiday you wish to go on at different times of the year.