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May or September - Which month has the least rain?

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May or September - Which month has the least rain?

I'm planning a trip next year (2013) in either May or September and would like to avoid the rain as much as possible. Which of those 2 months is best for a rain-free vacation? I'm also open to going at another time if my chances of avoiding rain are greater.

Mahalo!

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1. Re: May or September - Which month has the least rain?

Ahhh let me think a minute.....

weather.com/weather/…USHI0026

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2. Re: May or September - Which month has the least rain?

From my current experiences - been in Waikiki now for the last 9 days - have had rain a number of times, but it has never lasted long. Not more than 5 or 10 mins. I wouldn't ever bother taking this into account in your planning.

Lina

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3. Re: May or September - Which month has the least rain?

placebets gave you Honolulu averages, but since you've posted in the Kailua forum, I have included the Kailua averages. Sept is a bit drier, but both would be fine.

weather.com/weather/…USHI0032

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4. Re: May or September - Which month has the least rain?

KailuaBred - good catch !!

I didn't see that.

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5. Re: May or September - Which month has the least rain?

I find the weather in May more pleasant. September can be very humid, and the tradewinds not as balmy.

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6. Re: May or September - Which month has the least rain?

I'd prefer May when everything is extra-'bloomy'. September is Hawaii's hottest month, and as Barbara says, the Trades can be replaced by icky Kona winds -- briefly, or for days.

Rain is usually only a problem along northern shores and in high elevations *in winter*. (Also Hilo on Big Island and Hana on Maui, in winter.)

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7. Re: May or September - Which month has the least rain?

Thank you all so much!

8. Re: May or September - Which month has the least rain?

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