Average Weather in Kalāheo Hawaii, United States
The climate in Kalāheo is warm, muggy, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 65°F to 83°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 85°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Kalāheo for hot-weather activities is from late May to early October.
The temperature in Kalāheo 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 Kalāheo, 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 Kalāheo begins around December 12 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around April 16. On January 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 16 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around December 12. On October 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 42% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 58% 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 Kalāheo varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from October 5 to May 6, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 29% on December 24.
The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from May 6 to October 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on June 4.
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 29% on December 24.
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. Kalāheo experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Kalāheo. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 14, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.
The least rain falls around June 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Kalāheo varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 48 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:54 AM on June 7, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 25 minutes later at 7:19 AM on January 15. The earliest sunset is at 5:53 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 32 minutes later at 7:25 PM on July 3.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Kalāheo during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Kalāheo experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from May 1 to December 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 38% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 26, with muggy conditions 87% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 18, with muggy conditions 22% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Kalāheo experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from June 5 to August 27, with average wind speeds of more than 14.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.3 months, from August 27 to June 5. The calmest day of the year is January 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kalāheo is from the east throughout the year.
Kalāheo 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 July 30 to November 5, 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 3.8 months, from January 5 to April 29, with an average temperature below 76°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 16, with an average temperature of 75°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Kalāheo 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 Kalāheo for general outdoor tourist activities is from early November to early October, with a peak score in the third week of June.
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 Kalāheo for hot-weather activities is from late May to early 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 Kalāheo 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 4.5 months, from April 14 to August 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 2, with an average of 7.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 5 to February 1, 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 4.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kalāheo are 21.924 deg latitude, -159.527 deg longitude, and 548 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kalāheo contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,483 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 707 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,203 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,240 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kalāheo is covered by trees (55%) and artificial surfaces (28%), within 10 miles by water (39%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by water (92%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kalāheo, 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 Kalāheo.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kalāheo 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 Kalāheo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kalāheo and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lihue Airport (61%, 20 kilometers, east) and Kekaha, Pacific Missile Test Facility Barking Sands (39%, 29 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .