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Best time to visit Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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The best time to visit Honolulu is April-May

While Honolulu is a popular destination to visit all year round, April-May is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 19℃ (67℉) around February.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Honolulu when the days are longest, you should visit in June. October sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in July instead.

For more information about when to travel to Honolulu, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

September

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

June

Honolulu seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Honolulu as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Honolulu is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Honolulu

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Honolulu for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Honolulu climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Honolulu for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Honolulu in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 17 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in May

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 14 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 15 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Honolulu in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 18 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 16 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Honolulu in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Honolulu in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Honolulu is usually September, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Honolulu is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Honolulu is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Honolulu, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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