STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51 Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
My Wife and I are taking a trip to Maui next week (our first time to Hawaii, very excited). As with any vacation I've been checking the weather, Weather.com states windy with showers for most of the time we are there. While accu weather states Sunshine and patch clouds the entire time, which is more accurate?..
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26163 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1445 times:
Well potential for daily scattered or isolated showers certainly is possible in Hawaii.
Looking at some weather charts, there is a high system sitting to the North of the islands, so there should definately be some trade winds which actually might be welcome for you to help cool things down and less humid and should not negatively effect things unless if you plan on going boating.
Also another thing to consider, like most of the islands, different portions of Maui have different weather climates in that some areas tend to be fry, while others are wetter.
Lastly looking at the precipitation totals for Maui (airport), they have gotten some rain 3 of the last 7 days.
Anyhow enjoy your trip -- I would not worry about rain potential as frankly they tend to pass quickly(if not overnight) and should not interrupt things.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
Quoting STT757 (Reply 2): We are there from the 20th-26th, staying on the West Side of the Island near Kaanapali.
I live here in Hawaii. Relax!!! We are in the midst of a drought, and the weather has been perfect lately! If you are staying in Kaanapali, you will have bright sunny days, and warm evenings and typical tradewind weather.
I would not rely on weather.com for any advice, as they are notoriously unreliable. Instead, I would look here: http://www.kitv.com/interactive-radar/index.html
This is a fun tool to use as you can zoom in to the exact location on Maui (or any other spot in Hawaii) that you want to see, and it will show any shower/rain activity going on at that moment, and is far more reliable and accurate than any of the US Mainland based weather sites. When you look at this interactive map, you will probably see some green patches to the east of Kaanapali, don't worry as these are typical showers up in the mountain valleys.
Aloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2372 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1408 times:
Weather reports in hawai'i are notoriously unreliable due to the existence of numerous "micro-climates."
As HALFA said, it has been very dry lately, and will most likely be nice when you are here.
Also, a "normal" forecast for a nice day here is:
Partly cloudy (lots of white puffy clouds and sunshine) with morning and evening windward (northeast side of each island) and mauka (near the mountains) showers.
Again, I vote with HALFA that the best forecasts will found with our local TV stations: