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Summer is right around the corner. And while it may seem like Hawaii's weather hardly changes — it's pretty consistent, we have to admit — there are actually seasonal changes in the Islands.
There are only two distinct seasons in Hawaii. Summer — called kau in Hawaiian — is from May to October with temperates in the mid-80s F. Winter, or hooilo, is from November through April with temperatures hovering in the high 70s F.
Summer is also the drier season, though (like right now), when there can still be bouts of heavy rain and even flood advisories. The wettest months are from November to March.
Summer is also when surf rises on south shores, as it did last week. Wave heights surpassed high surf advisory levels on southern shores, particularly at popular surf spots like Diamond Head and Ala Moana Bowls.
And all year 'round, there are tradewinds, which come from the east to cool off the islands. Southernly winds, called Kona Winds, bring storms or hot and sticky weather.
So right now, this week, temperatures will range from a high of 86 degrees to a low of 72, with mostly sunny conditions. Winds are light and the monthly influx of box jellyfish on south shores are expected to arrive over the weekend.