What’s the weather like in Hawaii this time of year?
What’s the weather like in Hawaii this time of year? Wet, cool, humid, dreary. If I am completely honest with you. It has rained so much since the first of March that a short sudden downpour will flood my yard of lava. The worst part is that so many days of rainy humid weather leaves all fabric feeling damp. I may sound strange but coming out to the living room in the morning and your first reaction after sitting down is that the fabric is wet. sometimes you can even get clothes out and they feel slightly damp.
Honestly, it’s not as bad as i make it sound. It seems as bad as it sounds after weeks of almost nonstop rain. I would really have it rain a lot now and be much drier all summer. Not that it’s ever really dry. If you’ve ever stumbled upon any of my other posts, you know that it seems to be 65-80% humidity all the time. It is the tropics though. Its 100% better than dealing with snow.
Funny thing about snow. You may know that in the winter here on the big Island, have snow in the winter at the top of Mauna kea. Really, Believe it or not. See Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano that has its top at 14,000 feet above sea level. Having such a height, in the winter they can have winter storm, blizzard and icy conditions. You can drive all the way to the top if you have a 4×4. It you don’t, you can only drive as far as the visitor center.
The visitor’s center is still pretty cool to visit, and is a must if you are going all the way to the top where the telescopes are. The visitors center has all kinds of cool things to tell you about Mauna kea. They also, at night offer telescopes so you see the what the professional astronomers see… Just not with as powerful telescope. You can learn more at The Visitor Information Station Here.
There are a couple of things to remember if you are going to go to the top of Mauna kea. The first thing to remember is that it is cold up there. Bring warm clothes. In the winter you will need arctic clothing..lol The other thing to remember is that you are going up to 14.,000 ft above sea level so the air is going to be with like, 50% less oxygen. If you are going to go all the way to the top, You will want to stop at the visitor center to get used to the low oxygen air for 30 mins. Dont skip this 30 min stop. It might save your life.
Enough about the cold. I’m getting cold just typing about it. Mostly the weather is pretty good. It’s never really too hot where I live and my house has no air conditioning, it’s really not needed. There is a cool breeze that blows pretty much all the time. Granted that it does not always blow on you, but if you are still for a few moments the breeze will find you.
The weather although right now, is still perfect. Maybe on the cool side. But perfect.