Average Weather in Waimānalo Beach Hawaii, United States
The climate in Waimānalo Beach is warm, muggy, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 69°F to 85°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 86°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Waimānalo Beach for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late October.
The temperature in Waimānalo Beach varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
Darliston, Jamaica (5,135 miles away); Canavieiras, Brazil (8,438 miles); and Levuka, Fiji (3,139 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Waimānalo Beach (view comparison).
In Waimānalo Beach, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Waimānalo Beach begins around December 8 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around April 17. On January 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 17 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around December 8. On October 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Waimānalo Beach varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from October 14 to April 1, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on January 11.
The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from April 1 to October 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on June 20.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 25% on January 11.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Waimānalo Beach experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from July 8 to May 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.5 months, from May 25 to July 8. The least rain falls around June 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Waimānalo Beach varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:47 AM on June 6, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 7:10 AM on January 15. The earliest sunset is at 5:47 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 30 minutes later at 7:17 PM on July 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Waimānalo Beach during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Waimānalo Beach experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from May 2 to January 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 51% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 22, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is March 8, with muggy conditions 36% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Waimānalo Beach experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 30 to September 8, with average wind speeds of more than 14.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.7 months, from September 8 to May 30. The calmest day of the year is January 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Waimānalo Beach is from the east throughout the year.
Waimānalo Beach 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 water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.0 months, from August 4 to November 6, with an average temperature above 79°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 21, with an average temperature of 80°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from January 1 to May 6, with an average temperature below 76°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 18, with an average temperature of 75°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Waimānalo Beach throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Waimānalo Beach for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid November to late August, with a peak score in the third week of January.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Waimānalo Beach for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late October, with a peak score in the first week of August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Waimānalo Beach 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
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from April 11 to September 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 9, with an average of 7.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from November 6 to January 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 4.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Waimānalo Beach are 21.334 deg latitude, -157.700 deg longitude, and 52 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Waimānalo Beach contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,139 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 264 feet. Within 10 miles also contains large variations in elevation (3,117 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,121 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Waimānalo Beach is covered by water (39%), shrubs (21%), trees (19%), and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by water (66%) and artificial surfaces (15%), and within 50 miles by water (90%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Waimānalo Beach, 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 Waimānalo Beach.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Waimānalo Beach 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 Waimānalo Beach is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Waimānalo Beach and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay (63%, 15 kilometers, northwest); Honolulu International Airport (31%, 24 kilometers, west); and Molokai Airport (7%, 66 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .