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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Kula Hawaii, United States

The climate in Kula is warm, humid, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 58°F to 79°F and is rarely below 53°F or above 81°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Kula for warm-weather activities is from mid May to early October.

Climate in Kula

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Kula weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The temperature in Kula varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature in Kula

Average High and Low Temperature in KulaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2772°FJan 2772°FAug 2779°FAug 2779°F58°F58°F65°F65°FJul 777°FJul 777°FOct 1877°FOct 1877°FDec 973°FDec 973°FApr 973°FApr 973°F64°F64°F64°F64°F60°F60°F60°F60°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 72°F72°F72°F73°F75°F77°F78°F78°F78°F77°F75°F73°F
Temp. 64°F64°F65°F66°F68°F70°F71°F71°F71°F70°F68°F65°F
Low 58°F58°F59°F60°F62°F64°F65°F65°F65°F64°F62°F59°F

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 in Kula

Average Hourly Temperature in KulaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarm
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.

Piñas, Ecuador (5,457 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Kula (view comparison).

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In Kula, 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 Kula begins around December 8 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around April 6.

The clearest month of the year in Kula is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 6 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around December 8.

The cloudiest month of the year in Kula is October, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Kula

Cloud Cover Categories in KulaclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1877%Jan 1877%Oct 3157%Oct 3157%Dec 867%Dec 867%Apr 667%Apr 667%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 25%25%30%33%31%28%26%25%32%41%39%30%
Clearer 75%75%70%67%69%72%74%75%68%59%61%70%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Kula varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from November 8 to April 22, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Kula is January, with an average of 6.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from April 22 to November 8. The month with the fewest wet days in Kula is June, with an average of 2.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Kula is January, with an average of 6.4 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 23% on January 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Kula

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KulawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 1423%Jan 1423%Jun 186%Jun 186%Jan 121%Jan 121%Nov 815%Nov 815%Apr 2215%Apr 2215%NowNowrain
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 6.4d5.6d6.1d4.3d3.2d2.1d2.7d3.1d3.5d4.3d4.9d6.0d

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. Kula experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from July 13 to May 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Kula is March, with an average rainfall of 1.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.6 months, from May 25 to July 13. The month with the least rain in Kula is June, with an average rainfall of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Kula

Average Monthly Rainfall in KularainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inJan 11.9 inJan 11.9 inJun 130.3 inJun 130.3 inMar 171.8 inMar 171.8 inJul 130.5 inJul 130.5 inNowNow
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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 1.7″1.5″1.8″1.4″0.7″0.3″0.5″0.7″0.8″1.0″1.2″1.6″

The length of the day in Kula varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Kula

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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 11.0h11.5h12.1h12.7h13.1h13.4h13.2h12.8h12.2h11.6h11.1h10.9h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:43 AM on June 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 21 minutes later at 7:04 AM on January 15. The earliest sunset is at 5:42 PM on November 25, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 28 minutes later at 7:10 PM on July 4.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Kula during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Kula

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in KulaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 55:43 AMJun 55:43 AM7:10 PMJul 47:10 PMJul 4Nov 255:42 PMNov 255:42 PM7:04 AMJan 157:04 AMJan 15daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Kula

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Kula experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from May 19 to December 5, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Kula is August, with 18.6 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Kula is February, with 3.4 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Kula

Humidity Comfort Levels in KulamuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 610%Mar 610%Aug 1262%Aug 1262%May 1923%May 1923%Dec 523%Dec 523%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 4.2d3.4d3.7d3.7d6.6d10.2d16.3d18.6d16.6d16.0d10.9d5.8d

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 Kula experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 21 to September 14, with average wind speeds of more than 13.9 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Kula is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.2 months, from September 14 to May 21. The calmest month of the year in Kula is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Kula

Average Wind Speed in KulawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mph22 mph22 mphJun 2616.3 mphJun 2616.3 mphJan 1211.6 mphJan 1211.6 mphSep 1413.9 mphSep 1413.9 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 11.712.514.115.114.115.816.115.413.913.414.213.2

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kula is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction in Kula

Wind Direction in KulaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastnorthwestsouth
northeastsouthwest
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).

Kula 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 3.2 months, from August 1 to November 7, with an average temperature above 79°F. The month of the year in Kula with the warmest water is September, with an average temperature of 80°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from January 9 to May 8, with an average temperature below 76°F. The month of the year in Kula with the coolest water is March, with an average temperature of 75°F.

Average Water Temperature in Kula

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 76°F75°F75°F75°F76°F78°F78°F79°F80°F80°F78°F77°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Kula 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 Kula for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early October, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score in Kula

Tourism Score in Kulabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.58.56.76.7NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Kula for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score in Kula

Beach/Pool Score in Kulabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.25.21.11.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

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 Kula 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 Kula

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in KulaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmcold
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.

Growing Degree Days in Kula

Growing Degree Days in KulaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FJan 690°FJan 690°FMar 4900°FMar 4900°FMay 11,800°FMay 11,800°FDec 316,505°FDec 316,505°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from April 16 to September 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Kula is June, with an average of 7.5 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 month of the year in Kula is December, with an average of 4.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Kula

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KulabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 107.6 kWhJun 107.6 kWhDec 204.3 kWhDec 204.3 kWhApr 166.9 kWhApr 166.9 kWhSep 46.9 kWhSep 46.9 kWhNov 65.0 kWhNov 65.0 kWhJan 315.0 kWhJan 315.0 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 4.75.46.16.97.37.57.47.26.65.64.74.4

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kula are 20.791 deg latitude, -156.327 deg longitude, and 2,310 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kula contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,113 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,339 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,026 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,069 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kula is covered by artificial surfaces (46%) and grassland (36%), within 10 miles by trees (25%) and cropland (20%), and within 50 miles by water (87%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kula, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kula.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kula 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 Kula is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kula and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Kula and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.

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