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Waikiki weather and forecast

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One of the great things about Waikiki and Hawaii 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 Hawaii, which is mostly true. However some times of the year are better than others.

average rainfall Oahu Hawaii

 

Most people come to Hawaii December thru March which is actually our rainy season and not the best or most affordable time to come, however a Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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 Oahu and in Waikiki 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 Northshore(below) and many surf competitions including the most famous,The Billabong Pipe Masters held every Dec 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
  • - Northshore is calm and great for swimming and diving
  • - Southshore and Waikiki area may have some bigger waves on certain days
  • - Longer days(more hours of sunshine) so more time to enjoy relaxing on Waikiki Beach

September - November

  • - Save money on flights and rooms
  • - Warm weather

 

What to do on a rainy day in Waikiki - 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 Waikiki or nearby at Ala Moana Mall.

  • - Watch a Movie - while there is no movie theater in Waikiki, there are 2 not far away at Ward Center or Kahala Mall.

  • - Vistit 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 Hawaii. It's a 20 min drive from Waikiki, so having a car helps or you can be adventurous and ride the bus.