The Weather, Festivals, And What To Expect In Hawaii In August

The best time to visit Hawaii is at any time of the year. Are you planning to travel to Hawaii in August? Everything you need to know about festivals, weather, and more is in this guide!

When was the last time you traveled to Hawaii in August? If you have any tips for other travelers, please share them in the comments! Thank you!

The Weather In Hawaii In August

Weather In Hawaii In August

The month of August in Hawaii is one of the driest, but you can expect showers from time to time. Therefore, August and September are less likely to experience rain compared to the rest of the year.

During August, Hawaii is an amazing tourist destination due to its warm temperatures and sunshine, especially on the Big Island.

Temperatures are typically in the 80s during the day and then drop into the 70s at night. The amount of precipitation in August is above the lowest average precipitation in June, despite the low precipitation levels.

Please find below the average rainfall for each of the Hawaiian Islands. The above is average, so be prepared for anything!

Hawaii’s August Rainfall

August On Oahu

The average precipitation on Oahu is 0.93 inches (the same amount as Waikiki Beach). While Ko Olina’s average rainfall is lower than the North Shore, Ko Olina’s average rainfall is higher.

August On Kauai

During August, Kauai receives 2.13 inches of precipitation based on the Lihue average. There are fewer wet days on the southern shore and more dry days on the northern shore of this island in the southeastern portion.

August On Maui

In August, Maui receives an average rainfall of 0.5 inches. It is important to be aware that Hana experiences more rain than other parts of Maui.

During August On The Big Island

According to the Kailua-Kona weather forecast, the Big Island averages 0.67 inches of rain each year. 

The Kohala Coast is located north of Kona and has a drier climate, with an annual rainfall of 10-12 inches.

Rainfall averaged 9.85 inches in August on Hawaii’s eastern coast and on Hilo. There is always a lot of humidity in Hilo because it is the wettest city in the United States.

August On Molokai

Based on weather averages from Kaunakakai Airport, Molokai experiences 0.45 inches of precipitation per year. Molokai’s eastern part, however, is continuously covered with light showers.

August On Lanai

The city of Lanai and the upper reaches of the island received an average of 1.40 inches of precipitation in August. 

On Lanai, Manele Bay, a popular coastal spot, receives more rainfall than any other part of the island.

Is August A Popular Time To Visit Hawaii?

The Hawaii Tourism Authority reports that August is usually a busy month for tourists in Hawaii! Thousands of tourists converge on this tropical destination at the beginning of August, but as the month progresses, the number of visitors dwindles.

If you’re looking for an affordable vacation with your family (and kids), Hawaii in August is the best time of year. 

There is usually no school during the beginning of the month, and the weather is just right for outdoor activities.

The tropical paradise makes for an ideal honeymoon destination and a memorable wedding and anniversary venue.

If you prefer to do a little sightseeing, you should go to the higher grounds, which offer panoramic views of the island.

Colder temperatures occur at higher temperatures, however. Visitors forget that Hawaii has some chilly spots, even though this is common sense everywhere else.

For this reason, you should always have a jacket and pants with you when you are out exploring.

Hawaii in August: Is It Expensive?

Hotels in Hawaii tend to have higher prices at the beginning of August than at the end of the month.

There is a price difference between the first week of the month, which starts the high season, and the last week of the month, which starts the low season.

August Hawaii Airfares

The price of airfares in August is also difficult to predict, especially during the first two weeks of the month. 

This month is expected to be more expensive than normal for plane tickets to Hawaii.

August Hawaii Hotel Rates

The initial cost of a Hawaii hotel during high season is about $300 in August. By the end of the month, the average price has dropped to $250.

On A Budget?

No matter when you plan to visit Hawaii, it is recommended to make a reservation for your airfare and hotel.

Visiting Hawaii during the summer is expensive, so if you want to save money, visit at another time of year.

Festivals And Events During August In Hawaii

During the month of August, Hawaii hosts a number of festivals and events, although the exact number varies each year. While visiting the Hawaiian Islands, you can enjoy the following types of events.

Hawaii International Billfish Championship

Located on Big Island

The event is geared toward avid anglers! Most often, top-class charter boats are used to fish in the waters of Kona during this international fishing tournament.

The HIBT Governor’s Award is usually presented to the winner of the Hawaii International Billfish Championship.

Competition for International Tahitian Dance Heiva I Kauai

Kauai is the location

Native Hawaiian music and dance are celebrated through Heiva I Kauai, an annual dance competition.

Also at the competition, the community’s colorful performances are showcased, which makes for a truly spectacular show.

Festivities to mark the establishment of Ho’oku’i Kahi

Location: Big Island

Hawaii’s main island hosts the annual Ho’oku’i Kahi Foundation Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival every year.

There will be more than 20 antique shows, ancient arts and crafts workshops, and traditional Hawaiian music and games at this event celebrating Hawaiian culture.

Festival of Made in Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii

There is no better way to enjoy the August weather than to attend this amazing festival at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

There are hundreds of exhibits at the Made in Hawaii Festival, including arts and crafts, books, Hawaiian food products, gifts, clothing, jewelry, and other rare local products.

30 Days Of Aloha On The Island Of Hawaii.

Big Island, Hawaii

There is another Hawaiian festival rich in Native Hawaiian culture on the island of Hawaii called 30 Days of Aloha. Throughout the month of December, the Big Island hosts this special event.

The Duke’s Ocean Fest

Oahu, Hawaii

Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy this event. There are many water sports available at OceanFest at Duke, including longboarding, paddleboard racing, stand-up paddleboarding, and beach volleyball.

Duke Kahanamoku’s life and contributions to the sport are celebrated during the Oahu Festival.

Are there any definite reasons why we should visit in August that we missed? Did we miss any August events that deserve to be listed here? Thank you!

Irshad Ali
Irshad Ali
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