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Hawaii Weather in January

Averages By Month

In general, the sun in Hawaii shines daily and temperatures are pleasantly warm all year round. January in Hawaii is part of the winter season called ’Hooilo’. Temperatures range from 66°F to 81°F making January the "coldest" month of the year. You might want to pack a light jacket to wear in the evenings. The trade winds are stronger making it an ideal time to visit for surfers with a water temperature of 75°F. You might also find some passing rain here or there (9 rain days on average) so bringing an umbrella could be a good idea. The sun usually shines for 7 hours a day.

As the holiday season comes to an end, the first few days in January might be busier than other periods to visit. January is a popular time to visit for golf enthusiasts as Hawaii traditionally hosts the opening PGA Tour event of the season. Surfers might want to visit one of several surfer events that are held in January.

High and Low Temperature in January °F

Water Temperature in January °F

Current Weather Hawaii

76°F few clouds
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Hawaii

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

81° 81° 82° 82° 82° 84° 89° 89° 89° 86° 84° 81°

Low °F

66° 66° 68° 68° 70° 72° 73° 73° 72° 72° 70° 66°

Sun

7h 7h 8h 9h 9h 9h 9h 9h 9h 8h 7h 7h

Rain Days

9 9 9 8 7 6 7 6 7 9 9 10

Water °F

75° 75° 75° 77° 79° 79° 81° 81° 81° 79° 79° 77°

Hawaii Weather by Month

Best Time to visit Hawaii

Based on the weather we can safely recommend any time of the year for a vacation in Hawaii. The sun will shine daily and trade winds will provide a refreshing breeze.

In Hawaii the weather has only two seasons. The warm, dry summer where the temperatures reach from 81°F to 89°F is called ’Kau’ and the winter which lasts from November until April is called ’Hooilo’. In the winter season temperatures reach from 68°F to 81°F and the trade winds are slightly stronger. This time of the year is ideal for surfers who love the higher waves.

Things to know about Hawaii

Hawaii is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean and the 6 main islands of Hawaii are Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Molokai and Lanai.
Hawaii simply offers everything vacation wise- from turquoise seawater to white sand beaches, beautiful waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, active volcanoes and even snow! You can enjoy huge shopping malls or explore the endless activities in the nature. The weather on the different islands is quite contrasting. On the big island of Hawaii, for example, you may sunbathe at the beach and swim in the ocean even during winter months (November until February). Straight after you could go for a walk in the snow on the mountain Mauna Kea. Hawaii’s mountains reach heights up to 13796 ft and offer diverse climate zones - from subtropical to sub-arctic. However, along the coast the weather is pleasantly warm all year round.

Hawaii Kaimana Beach
Hawaii surfboards


The island of Kauai is also called the ‘garden island’ and is host to one of the most impressive landscapes in all of the South Pacific.

Hawaii’s capital Honolulu is situated on the island of Oahu. Oahu is also called the ‘heart of Hawaii’ and you will find many of the legendary surf beaches such as Haleiwa.

The island of Molokai is famous for its rustic charm and beauty.

Lanai is the island of contrast and balances relaxing luxury with rough nature.

Maui offers a huge amount of unforgettable experiences from its famous beaches to the mountain Haleakala.

Finally, on the Big Island of Hawaii you can explore endlessly. From active volcanoes to coffee farms, beautiful beaches and a rich history you will not get bored.

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