Average Weather in Honalo Hawaii, United States
The climate in Honalo is warm, humid, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 63°F to 84°F and is rarely below 59°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Honalo for warm-weather activities is from mid to early October.
The temperature in Honalo 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
In Honalo, 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 Honalo begins around December 3 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around March 27. On January 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 27 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around December 3. On October 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Honalo varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from November 15 to April 24, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on March 15.
The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from April 24 to November 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on September 10.
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 32% on March 15.
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. Honalo experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Honalo. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 25, with an average total accumulation of 4.5 inches.
The least rain falls around June 6, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Honalo varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:44 AM on June 6, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 16 minutes later at 7:00 AM on January 17. The earliest sunset is at 5:43 PM on November 24, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 7:06 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Honalo during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Honalo experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from May 8 to December 2, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 6, with muggy conditions 67% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 26, with muggy conditions 9% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Honalo experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from November 10 to April 20, with average wind speeds of more than 5.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 20 to November 10. The calmest day of the year is September 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Honalo is from the east throughout the year.
Honalo 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 3.3 months, from July 27 to November 6, with an average temperature above 80°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 12, with an average temperature of 81°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from January 6 to May 6, with an average temperature below 77°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 18, with an average temperature of 76°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Honalo 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 Honalo for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid to early October, 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 Honalo for hot-weather activities is from late June to late September, 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 Honalo 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from April 7 to August 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 27, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from November 5 to January 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 14, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Honalo are 19.546 deg latitude, -155.932 deg longitude, and 1,385 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Honalo contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,612 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,336 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,129 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,819 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Honalo is covered by shrubs (59%), grassland (16%), trees (13%), and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by water (39%) and shrubs (24%), and within 50 miles by water (57%) and shrubs (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Honalo, 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 Honalo.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Honalo 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 Honalo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Honalo and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .