Complete 2014 Long-Range Weather Forecast for the Hawaii Region, November 2013 to October 2014 includes week-by-week details.
Free 2-Month Weather Forecast
DECEMBER 2013: temperature 74.5° (1° above avg. east, 2° below west); precipitation 11.3" (8" above avg.); Dec 1-4: Heavy t-storms, then sunny, warm; Dec 5-8: Heavy rains east, scattered showers central and west; cool; Dec 9-18: Periods of rain and heavy t-storms; warm east, cool west; Dec 19-23: Sunny, cool; Dec 24-31: Showers and heavy t-storms, cool.
JANUARY 2014: temperature 71.5° (avg. east, 3° below west); precipitation 5" (10" above avg. east, 5" below west); Jan 1-3: T-storms; warm east, cool central and west; Jan 4-5: Sunny; warm east, cool central and west; Jan 6-11: Sunny; seasonable east, chilly west; Jan 12-20: Showers, then sunny, quite cool; Jan 21-26: Heavy rains and t-storms east, scattered t-storms central and west; seasonable; Jan 27-31: Rainy periods east, scattered showers central and west; warm.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2013 to October 2014
Winter temperatures will range from about 1 degree above normal, on average, on the Big Island to near normal on Oahu to more than a degree below normal on Kauai and Nihau. The coolest periods will occur from late December through early January and in mid-January and early to mid-February. Winter rainfall will be much greater than normal, especially on the Big Island, where record rainfall may occur.
April and May will be rainier than normal from the Big Island westward to Oahu, but drier than normal in the west. Temperatures will be slightly above normal, on average.
Summer rainfall and temperatures will be above normal, with the hottest periods in mid-June and mid- to late July and additional hot periods on all but the Big Island from mid-August into early September.
September and October temperatures will be slightly cooler than normal, with below-normal rainfall.
NOTE: Temperature variations in Hawaii are largely elevation-based, with higher elevations noticeably cooler than elevations closer to sea level. Precipitation often varies tremendously throughout the islands, even at similar elevations. For example, Hilo, at an elevation of 31 feet above sea level, averages more than 130 inches of rain per year, while Honolulu, at a similar elevation (7 feet), averages only about 20 inches of rain per year. Because there is so much variation in rainfall, we have based the forecast on the Honoluluâ€“Waikiki area and expressed only general trends elsewhere throughout the islands. Thus, for example, the forecast does note a widespread rain, but not a locally heavy rainfall.