April 4, 2015

5 Things You Need To Know About Kauai Weather!

As the old saying goes "No Rain? No Rainbows!". There is a reason that Kauai has been affectionately nicknamed "The Garden Island" and its no coincidence that the weather forecast often predicts rain, especially on Kauai

Kauai's Mt. Waialeale has been promoted by locals as "The Wettest Spot In The World"

Truth is, its not the wettest spot in the world!  It's the third wettest spot in the world trailing just behind Mawsynram and Cherrapunji in India, details, details!

Not to worry, you will appreciate all of that precipitation when you see the lush tropical flora, fauna and those hawaiian waterfalls, created 100% by rain fall and they never stop running on Kauai.

Most of Kauai's rain happens at Mt. Waialeale in the early morning hours and rarely hits the coast so don't let the 10 day forecast of scattered showers disappoint.

Read on for 5 truths about Kauai weather

1.  Average Temperature on Kauai is 75 to 85 F

The temperature in Kauai averages from 75 to 85 degrees with highs in the peak of summer (July and August) and the lows in winter (December to March).  You can thank the temperate climate on Kauai's location and the trade winds which keep the island temps moderate.

2.  Rain Showers Will Pass Before Your First Cup Of Coffee

When planning a trip to Kauai do not be put off by a 10 day forecast of scattered showers.  Although, metrologies may predict rain showers please note that It does not rain all day on Kauai.  A majority of the rain happens in the mountains in the middle of the night or early in the morning.

3.  Winter On Kauai Has Advantages

What ever you do don't be put off by booking travel plans. November to March is considered the "rainy" and it may rain more than most months.  It is not typical to see extended showers unless there is a storm passing through. Most of the forecasted rain typically happens high in the mountain tops.

Winter is the best time of year because this is when the humpback whales are migrating to Hawaii. You can also often find discounts on everything from hotels to cars and the island is far less crowed.

4.  It's Always Nice Somewhere On The Island

Remember, it's always nice somewhere on the island so if you experience one of those rainy days don't let it take the wind out of your sails.  Grab your pack and head to Kauai's south or west shore.

5.  Use HawaiiWeatherToday.com

If you want the most accurate island forecast check out Hawaii Weather Today created by Glenn James, Tropical Weather Analysts.  Glenn is a meteorologist on the island of Maui and his been sharing his local knowledge with travelers since 1996, and has a huge local following. Glenn also provides a daily surf report and a weather trip planner on his site. Thanks Glenn!

Fear not worried travelers! I can assure you that, yes, you may get some rain showers during your stay but most of your days will be spent sunning yourself on the beach no matter what the forecast says. Common sense still prevails so remember that there will be an increased chance of rain during the winter months so plan and pack accordingly.