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Average Weather in February in Kīhei Hawaii, United States

Daily high temperatures are around 80°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 84°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 65°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 70°F.

For reference, on August 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kīhei typically range from 72°F to 87°F, while on January 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 65°F to 80°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on February. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in February

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Kīhei181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanMarcomfortablecomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Altamira, Dominican Republic (5,480 miles away) and Vázquez, Puerto Rico (5,801 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kīhei (view comparison).


The month of February in Kīhei experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 24% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is February 11, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.

For reference, on October 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on January 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Kīhei18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarFeb 175%Feb 175%Feb 2874%Feb 2874%Feb 1177%Feb 1177%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.


A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kīhei, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 20% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on January 14, and its lowest chance is 7% on June 19.

Probability of Precipitation in February

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).


To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Kīhei is essentially constant, remaining about 1.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.6 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.5 inches on February 2.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.


Over the course of February in Kīhei, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 29 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 4 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 11 hours, 15 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Kīhei18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMarnightnightdaydayFeb 111 hr, 15 minFeb 111 hr, 15 minFeb 2811 hr, 44 minFeb 2811 hr, 44 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Kīhei is 7:02 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 16 minutes earlier at 6:46 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 6:16 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 13 minutes later at 6:30 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Kīhei during 2018.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:45 AM and sets 13 hours, 24 minutes later, at 7:09 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:57 AM and sets 10 hours, 52 minutes later, at 5:50 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Kīhei18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanMar6:46 AM6:46 AMFeb 286:30 PMFeb 286:30 PM7:02 AM7:02 AMFeb 16:16 PMFeb 16:16 PM6:54 AM6:54 AMFeb 166:24 PMFeb 166:24 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of February. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.


We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kīhei is gradually decreasing during February, falling from 29% to 27% over the course of the month.

For reference, on August 17, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 84% of the time, while on March 5, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 26% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Kīhei18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanMarFeb 129%Feb 129%Feb 2827%Feb 2827%Feb 1129%Feb 1129%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.


This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Kīhei is increasing during February, increasing from 11.8 miles per hour to 12.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on June 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 16.0 miles per hour, while on January 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Kīhei throughout February is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 68% on February 28.

Wind Direction in February

Wind Direction in February in Kīhei18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMareastnorthwestsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Kīhei is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Kīhei is essentially constant during February, remaining around 75°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in February

Average Water Temperature in February in Kīhei181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282873.5°F74.0°F74.5°F75.0°F75.5°F76.0°F76.5°F77.0°F77.5°F78.0°FJanMarFeb 176°FFeb 176°FFeb 2875°FFeb 2875°FFeb 1175°FFeb 1175°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Kīhei are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Kīhei18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMar100%Feb 15100%Feb 15100%Jan 1100%Jan 1coolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Kīhei are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 584°F, from 676°F to 1,260°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in February

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of February, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kīhei is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.0 kWh to 5.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.


For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kīhei are 20.765 deg latitude, -156.446 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kīhei contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 528 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 142 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (7,047 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,069 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kīhei is covered by grassland (40%), artificial surfaces (20%), shrubs (15%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by water (29%) and cropland (20%), and within 50 miles by water (86%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kīhei year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kīhei.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kīhei according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Kīhei is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kīhei and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kahului Airport (86%, 15 kilometers, north); Lanai Airport (10%, 52 kilometers, west); and Kona International Airport (3.8%, 122 kilometers, south).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.


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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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