Kaanapali
Hawaii, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and climate
Kaanapali, HI

Palm trees on green grass overlooking the famous Kaanapali beach in Hawaii, with clear waters under the partially cloudy skies
Palm trees on green grass overlooking the famous Kaanapali beach in Hawaii, with clear waters under the partially cloudy skies
Kaanapali has a semi-arid, tropical type of climate (Köppen climate classification BSh) with hot summers and warm winters.
Kaanapali is a census-designated place on the western edge of the Maui Island in the American state of Hawaii, Kaanapali Beach, which stretches Kaanapali as far as the Pacific Ocean is a tourist hotspot due to its pleasant weather and soothing atmosphere. The vast ocean engulfs the island, supplies large quantities of fresh sea air throughout the year, and acts as a giant thermostat that regulates the temperatures.

Kaanapali lies at a low altitude on the leeward side of the West Maui Mountains and receives little rainfall - total area of the city measures 6.3 square miles, out of which approximately 21% consists of water. Annual precipitation is 25" (635mm); the climate is sunny and dry for the majority of the year with moderate rainfall mainly during the wet season from October to April. The difference between the daily high and low temperatures is due to the semi-arid climate. The sun shines for 2896 hours over the year in the Kaanapali. The area has mostly clear skies with low relative humidity.

Kaanapali has two seasons: a hot and dry period from May to September, and a warm and wet period from October to April. Though hot, the temperatures rarely cross the 92°F (33.3°C) mark and peak in August, while January sees the lowest temperatures of the year. The days and nights are almost equal - daylight ranges from a daily 11 to 13 hours throughout the year. The area has cool breezes for the majority of the year. The average sea temperatures are mild in the comfortable zone of 75°F (23.9°C) to 81°F (27.2°C) with calm waters. Thunderstorms and hurricanes are a threat during the storm season.
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Although the weather is comfortable all year round, the periods from April to May and September to November are the best times to visit Kaanapali - there are fewer visitors, and accommodations tend to be less costly.
The shoulder season offers discounts, which are rarely available during the peak season. The seawaters are calm, the heat is bearable, and the city is quiet. The temperatures are rarely extreme in the dry season, but tourists throng Kaanapali during the mainland summer vacations and winters.

The period from November to March is the worst time to visit Kaanapali. Although Kaanapali is a year-round destination, the tourists from mainland America, in a bid to escape the harsh winters of the continent, rush towards the Hawaiian Islands in search of warmth.
The hurricane season lasts from June to December, and the wet season is prone to stormy weather. Kaanapali is famous for beaches, its tourist resorts lie on the leeward side of the Maui Mountains and receive less rainfall, which causes astronomical accommodation rates during the mainland winter season.

Kaanapali is prone to thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes from June to December. Thunderstorms with lightning are frequent, while cyclones with origins in the Pacific Ocean strike at times. Heavy rainfall occurs during the storms, while wind speeds up to 100mph (160.9km/h) are common. Though not as vulnerable as the windward areas of the mountains, Kaanapali also experiences hailstorms in the wet season.

January is the coldest month of the year in Kaanapali, with the average low temperature of mild 61°F (16.1°C). The average high temperature is 77°F (25°C). Weather in January »

The temperatures are mostly in the 62°F (16.7°C) to 81°F (27.2°C) range, and it is a rare day that touches 90°F (32.2°C) in February. Weather in February »

March is the last month of the moderately wet season in Kaanapali. The temperatures are usually in the 63°F (17.2°C) to 82°F (27.8°C) range as the daylight registers 12 hours. Weather in March »

April is one of the best times to visit Kaanapali as the wet season wanes, and average temperatures are in the comfortable zone of 64°F (17.8°C) to 83°F (28.3°C). Weather in April »

The leeward slopes of the mountains and nearby lowlands receive less rainfall, which becomes almost negligible by May. The temperatures are in the 65°F (18.3°C) to 84°F (28.9°C) range. Weather in May »

June is a warm and dry month in Kaanapali; the skies are mostly clear as average temperatures rise to the 66°F (18.9°C) to 84°F (28.9°C) range. Weather in June »

The average high temperature is 85°F (29.4°C). Although the record temperature for July is 94°F (34.4°C), only a few days generally go past 90°F (32.2°C). Weather in July »

The average temperatures are in the 67°F (19.4°C) to 86°F (30°C) range, but whatever the degree of heat, there is always the possibility of a sea breeze blowing in the evening. Weather in August »

September is hot and dry with the temperatures in the range of 67°F (19.4°C) to 85°F (29.4°C). Days and nights are of an equal 12-hour duration, while the sun shines for a daily 9 hours. Weather in September »

October brings a transition from the dry to wet season in Kaanapali; the temperatures are usually in the 66°F (18.9°C) to 84°F (28.9°C). The nights tend to be cooler by the second half of the month. Weather in October »

The average temperatures are between 65°F (18.3°C) to 81°F (27.2°C) as clouds frequently sail in the sky. The nights are cooler, and it is rare for November to go below 64°F (17.8°C). Weather in November »

The average low temperature is 63°F (17.2°C), while the average high temperature is 79°F (26.1°C). It is rare for the temperatures to drop below 60°F (15.6°C) even during a cold wave. Weather in December »

Months with the highest number of rainy days are March and December (12 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are June, August and September (7 days).

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (80.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (76°F).

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.9h).

Months with most sunshine are May, June, July, August and September (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, November and December (Average sunshine: 7).

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