Maui Climate and Information

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Maui Climate

The following average temperature ranges apply to Maui:

 January65-80°F(18 to 27°C)

Maui's Year-Round Climate Overview

Maui is a tropical island in the Hawaiian chain with a fairly mild year-round climate tempered by the Pacific Ocean. 

At sea level the average afternoon winter temperature is around 75°F (see above for approximate degrees Celsius) during the coldest months of December and January. 

August and September are the hottest summer months with temperatures in the low 90s.

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Understanding Maui’s Microclimates

As with most volcanic tropical islands, however, many different micro-climates mean packing for a variety of conditions: swim suits and light hot-weather clothing for the beaches, a lightweight windbreaker for the occasional shower at higher elevations, and more serious protection during inclement conditions when hiking Haleakala.

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Seasonal Travel Tips: High Season in Maui

Winter and Spring (mid-December through mid-April) is high season for Maui when most travelers plan their trip to the island. This also means that fewer travel bargains are available and that room rates at this time will average 10%-15% higher than the rest of the year.
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Rainfall Patterns and Their Impact on Maui’s Terrain

Due to the prevailing trade winds, most rainfall hits the north- or northeast-facing shores, leaving the south and southwest areas relatively dry. As you make your way to various sections of Maui, it is interesting to note the differences in terrain brought about by rainfall differentials.

Elevation and Its Effect on Maui’s Microclimates

Besides the trade winds, elevation also plays a role in determining an area’s microclimate. You will encounter everything from barren lunar-like desert with cactus bunch grass to lush tropical creepers and wild ginger to a bamboo forest to stands of eucalyptus and pines.

If you have any questions regarding a specific area of Maui, please reach out to our team here.

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