Weather in Hawaii: Are There Seasons?

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Does Hawaii Have Seasons?

Weather in Hawaii Are There SeasonsAfter all, it's beautiful year-round, right? Well, there's an old joke in Hawaii that we do have seasons: whale season, mango season, tourist season, hurricane season, and coffee season. LOL!! Hawaii has the equivalent of two seasons -- spring and summer -- or as we say -- warm and warmer. For the most part, the temperature stays between the 70's and 80's.

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii was 100 degrees in 1931 in the town of Pahala on the Big Island, but that is extremely rare. It rarely ever gets warmer than the mid 80's or cooler than the 60's, except in the higher elevations where it can plunge into the 40's.

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For those who like the snap of cold at the beginning of Fall, the changing colors of the leaves, the smell of wood fires, and even the new styles of boots and sweaters -- Hawaii may be a great place for you to visit -- but not to live.

Hawaii does have subtle changes in seasons, like when the plumeria begin to bloom in May just in time to make leis for graduation, or when the wild poinsettias suddenly burst with color when it cools in October. Plus, every month brings a new festival to look forward to - everything from Hawaiian music and cultural festivals to the Maui Onion or Kona Coffee festivals. There are malihini (newcomers) who feel that it's just not Christmas unless it's cold, but Hawaiians think it's just not Christmas until you've heard a kindergartener sing " Here Comes Santa in a Red Canoe".

When you live in Hawaii, you run out of ways to describe the incredible blues of the sea and sky - turquoise, azure, cerulean, cobalt, cornflower, teal, sapphire, aquamarine, lapis...rough right? Well, what do you think? Could you live in Hawaii -- or do you prefer your "seasons"?

Mahalo and do something nice for someone today....spread the Aloha Spirit!

Mahalo for reading. Please share the Aloha Spirit and do something nice for someone today. We welcome your comments and feedback. This blog is brought to you by Kapo Trading Company -- with over 3000 fun, unique and authentic Hawaiian items, we deliver Hawaii to you!

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