We are traveling to Maui in two weeks and it looks like they are getting a lot of rain. Anyone have experience in Maui in March?
I am also going in March and wondering if a thin wetsuit is needed for early morning snorkeling?
None of the islands has gotten "a lot" of rain in the last couple of weeks. Wind yes, rain, no. It could rain in March, but then, maybe not. Check out www.mauiweathertoday for the most accurate and up to date weather reporting. Forcasts for more than a couple of days out are worthless.
I would recommend some type of wet-suit for morning snorkeling in March. It's pretty chilly out there!!
thanks for replying about the wetsuit. Will a shorty style wetsuit be ok?
wife used shorty last week... worked fine for her...I used nothing and was fine also. Note. the water doesn't change temp in the morning, the air does, and once your in the water the air temp doesn't matter.
Don't worry much about rain in the Wailea area. They get about 8-10 inches a year there. And as previously said do not look at weather.com forecasts, as they are not accurate for Hawai'i. Go with:
Then click on Maui, and then the part of Maui you are interested in. Realize that there will be temperature ranges, with the warmest being at the beach. Expect high temps in the low 80's and overnight lows in the upper 60's. It will almost always say 20% chance of rain, but the vast majority of days you will get no rain. Also, just like back at home, forecasts out more than 2-3 days greatly lose their accuracy. So don't even start checking forecasts until it is a couple days before you leave.
And if you are really a weather geek like me, go to the NWS Hawai'i site:
Then type you city you want in the upper left corner. On the next page you will get the forecast, and in the bottom right corner of that page, you can click on any spot on the island map for a specific zone forecast. Have a great trip!
most all locals wear a wet suit all year.
Wailea is the dry area.
Weather for march Maui 100% guarr... Sun will rise around 0630 and set that Night around 6pm.
There will be a chance for everything.... best to check the day before... Maui, all islands get rain/showers daily...in different places.
OH no! A cloud!
Sorry, couldn't resist. Yeah it will rain in March and the wind will blow and there will be clouds and sunshine. Luckily for most of us it's still so much nicer than the weather "at home" we don't care. I know if it's your first and only trip you want perfect sunny days (July is better for that).
Ah, only 5 days left ....can't wait to be there whatever the weather will be!
March can be iffy, but it also depends on what part of Maui you will be staying. Forget Kapalua. March is NOT good up there. It's really one of those wait and see things, weatherwise.
We were there in 2006 when they had the forty-something days of torrential downpours all over the islands and we have been there in March when it has been fairly nice. There's a lot of partly cloudy days in March and it does tend to be windy. You shouldn't have an issue with the weather ruining your vacation though. If it's a tan you want, it doesn't take much time to get one over there. Just be sure to wear lots of sunscreen. Also, bring a sweater or light jacket for nightime.
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