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When is the hurricane season in the Hawaiian Islands? Statistics and periods to avoid


The Hawaiian Islands are an archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean consisting of 8 main islands and many smaller islands. One of the main is the island of Hawaii, the largest, often called "The Big Island" to avoid confusion with the homonymous state, another is that of Oahu on which the capital Honolulu, the port of Pearl Harbor and more than half of the entire population of the country. The State of Hawaii is one of the 50 that make up the United States of America.



Index

  1. Period and seasons to avoid: when not to go to Hawaii
  2. Hurricanes in Hawaii: forecasts, statistics and months most at risk
  3. When to go: The best time to visit the Hawaiian Islands
  4. User questions and comments

Period and seasons to avoid: when not to go to Hawaii

The season of these phenomena begins in June and ends at the end of November, with a peak between late August and early October.
In this period there is the possibility of encountering tropical cyclones, storms and hurricanes.

Hurricanes in Hawaii: forecasts, statistics and months most at risk

  • Last hurricane occurred: Hurricane Lane, 15 August 2018 - 29 August 2018, category 5 with wind speeds of 260 km / h
  • Number of hurricanes in the past 10 years: 3 of strong intensity / 4 of negligible intensity
  • Months most at risk: August and September
  • Alert level in the risk period: 7/10

When to go: The best time to visit the Hawaiian Islands

The best and safe time is from December to May.

On the islands, the sun is constant throughout the year and the northeastern trade winds bring the necessary wind breeze, so the climate is always pleasant. As we can also see from the diagram below, the temperatures are not extreme, at night they rarely drop below 18 degrees. The wettest areas are those to the north and east of the Hawaiian islands, while the coasts to the south and west are protected by the mountains and therefore less windy.



Climate, average temperatures and rainfall

To Hawaii the climate is tropical, with a warm season from June to October, and a cooler season from December to March.

The distance from the continents makes cold or heat waves rare, the maximum temperatures, at sea level, are generally 35 degrees in summer and 11 degrees in the cold season. Precipitation varies according to the trade winds, the constant northeasterly winds that greatly influence the climate of this country.

Here are the average temperatures and rainfall of the capital Honolulu in detail, considering it is one of the hottest locations in the Hawaiian Islands:


Where are

The Hawaiian Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, about 4.000 km from the west coast of the United States of America, the closest point is California. Despite being a state belonging to the USA, the archipelago of Hawaii geographically belongs to the continent of Oceania. From our beautiful country it is more than 13.000 km away and it takes a long time to get there, even 24 hours of flight could wait for us.


How to reach us

  • From the main European capitals: most flights depart from Amsterdam, so if you want to depart from Madrid or another European city, you must already count this stopover.

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