Maui Weather in January

Averages By Month

January Overview

January is the month that many surfers and snowbirds come to visit Maui. The surfers love the stronger trade winds blowing from north east and higher waves and the snowbirds simply enjoy the beautifully warm weather in the middle of the frosty, cold winter back home. On Maui you can expect daytime temperatures in the high 70s°F and low 80s°F even in January. The Pacific Ocean also has a water temperature of 75°F now - the waves are higher so you might want to look for a sheltered bay when going for a swim in the south and east parts of the island. Nights can cool down to 66°F so do bring a sweater for the evenings. It is the rainy season now too so bringing some rain gear is advisable. But do not worry about rain too much as the showers are very localized and only last about half an hour.

January is an absolutely perfect time to explore the area too. From humpback whale watching to nature trails and playing golf. Golf enthusiasts can also enjoy viewing the SBS tournament which takes place on Maui in January.

High and Low Temperature in January °F

Water Temperature in January °F

Averages Maui

  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°


7 7 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 7

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°

Maui Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Maui

It’s not without reason that Maui is one of the top vacation destinations all year round. Maui offers heavenly weather in any month of the year - the air and water temperatures are always just right! It is a destination where you can swim all year round - the Pacific Ocean never gets colder than 75°F and daytime air temperatures never cool down much below the mid 70s F either.

In winter Maui is a famous destination for snowbirds and surfers alike. The main factor in the arrival of surfers is that the trade winds are stronger in winter and the waves are higher. In winter the tropical rainfalls are more frequent. School obligations or similar afford you the shoulder season in spring and fall which are highly recommended as prices are lower and crowds fewer. Summer, even though busier, is such a great time in Maui too as it doesn’t get unpleasantly hot - the ocean breeze helps a lot with that!

Things to know about Maui

Maui is the second largest island in Hawaii. The islands of Maui and Oahu are both ranked first in terms of being the most sought after vacation destinations in Hawaii. Maui is famous for being a surfers’ paradise and a lively island. If in between the hustle and bustle along the shores you feel like some peace and quiet, you might want to take a trip inland or take the ferry to the quieter islands of Molokai or LanaiRenting a car to move around the island a bit is a great idea as there is so much to explore. There are tours being offered and public buses available but renting a car of course provides the most flexibility. The two dormant volcanoes of Puu Kukui and Haleakala are important landmarks and show just how diverse the Maui landscape is. The Haleakala is over 10,000 ft high! Besides enjoying the beach, swimming and surfing there is so much to explore on Maui too. From nature trails to hiking as well as culture and art - below are some highlights:


The little town of Lahaina used to be Maui’s capital under King Kamehameha II. It is incredibly charming with its ancient plantage buildings and wooden barracks.

Haleakala National Park

With a size of 52 sq miles offers home to many unusual animals and plants. And hiking up to the crater of Haleakala is a must for any active vacationer.

Whale watching in the Auau Channel

The best time to get catch a glimpse of the humpback whales is between December and March. That is when they return to Maui to bread.

Molokini crater

South of Maui you will find the coral atoll made of volcanic stones. With its beautiful reefs it makes a great excursion to snorkel or dive.

Turtle Town and Maluaka Beach

Also on the south side of Maui you will find Turtle Town where you can meet many green turtles as well as colorful fish.

Road to Hana and Hana Town

Highway 360 which eventually leads to Hana Town is one of the most scenic roads in the world.

Hookipa Beach and Paia

The little town of Paia near the Hookipa Beach is the place to be for all surfers. Waves up to 36 ft high sometimes challenge even the most talented professionals.

Maui Ocean Center

In Maalaea you will find the Maui Ocean Center where you can see many animals and plants from the Pacific Ocean in over 60 pools.

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