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Waikīkī Weather and Forecast

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One of the great things about Waikīkī and Hawaiʻi is the weather. It's sunny and warm most of the year, usually with a nice gentle seabreeze. Occasionally we do have our very rainy or windy days, but not very often.

The weather stays pretty warm year round, averaging between 75 and 85°F (24 to 29°C).

Honolulu Hawaii Average Temperatures by Month
Source: https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Hawaii/Places/honolulu-temperature-averages-by-month.php


Some people will say anytime is a great time to visit Hawaiʻi, which is mostly true. However some times of the year are better than others.

average rainfall Oahu Hawaii


Most people come to Hawaiʻi December through March, which is actually our rainy season and not the best or most affordable time to come. However, a Hawaiʻi winter is better than the winters most people try to escape from.

April and May are probably the best months to visit as the rainy season is ending, the winter crowds have left, but the summer crowds have not yet arrived, plus flights and rooms are generally cheaper at this time.

June, July, August are also good months, as it is warm, but not hot.

September, October, November tend to be the hottest months of the year, but we mean Hawaiʻi hot which is never that hot or humid. This is a good time to come if you want to save some money, as rental rates and flights tend to be lower priced than Summer and Winter.

Each season on Oʻahu and in Waikīkī has pros and cons:

December - March

  • More rain, but that means more rainbows.

    Rainbow over Haunama Bay

  • More rain also means waterfalls.

  • Whale watching season from mid-December through the end of April

  • Watch big waves on the North Shore (pictured below) and many surf competitions including the most famous, the Billabong Pipeline Masters, held every December 8th - 20th

    Northshore waves during Winter

  • Temperatures can be a bit cooler in the morning and the evening. You might have to put on your shoes, but hopefully not!

April - May

  • April is the last month of whale watching
  • Save money on flights and rooms
  • Rain has let up, so more sunny days

June - August

  • Great weather almost guaranteed
  • North Shore is calm and great for swimming and diving
  • South Shore and Waikīkī area may have some bigger waves on certain days
  • Longer days (more hours of sunshine), so more time to enjoy relaxing on Waikīkī Beach

September - November

  • Save money on flights and rooms
  • Warm weather


What to do on a rainy day in Waikīkī - doesn't happen that often, but when it does:

  • Shopping - Buy something for yourself or souvenirs for those back home. There is plenty of shopping in Waikīkī or nearby at Ala Moana Center, the world's largest outdoor shopping mall.
  • Watch a Movie - while there is no movie theater in Waikīkī, there are 2 not far away at Ward Center or Kahala Mall.
  • Visit the Bishop Museum
  • Enjoy a day at the art museum - Honolulu Musuem of Art
  • Try ice skating at the Ice Palace - Yes there is ice skating in Hawaiʻi. It's a 20-minute drive from Waikīkī, so having a car helps, or you can be adventurous and ride the bus.