Hawaii Weather November Averages, USA
What's the weather like in Hawaii in November
November marks the start of the wet season in Hawaii, but it also signifies the end of the hurricane season. This means that even though the weather can include more rain, the chances of extreme climate conditions are almost over.
And though the 'wet season' has arrived, there is still plenty of sun. On average, Hawaii enjoys nine hours of daily sunshine in November, which is still a far cry from conditions back home.
In these tropical islands, even when it rains average temperatures usually reach 25°C, with the hottest periods of the day achieving temperatures that usually average 27°C. Indeed, it has been known for the Hawaiian climate to reach far higher than this in November, with the warmest ever recorded temperature of 34°C enjoyed back in November 2013.
Thanks to the onset of the wettest conditions experienced during the year and the high temperatures, humidity can be an issue for some in November. And though it is likely that humidity levels will be high, they do not usually reach the peak conditions achieved in very calm days in August. Stronger Trade Winds will usually keep the air fresher. And even if the breeze cannot be felt in the day, it is usually apparent at night, keeping the average low temperatures at around 23°C.
As the wettest month of the year, November can experience levels of precipitation that average 124mm of rainfall throughout the month, usually spread over approximately 20 days. However rain in Hawaii is usually very localised, which means even if it is raining where you are, there are usually other locations or other islands where the sun is shining.
When the sun comes out, sea temperatures of 26°C will keep everyone happy.
As one of the cheapest times of the year to come to Hawaii, the weather can be a little wetter than normal, but even then there is still plenty to enjoy in this fabulous archipelago.
Hawaii Hotels for November
Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort
Kauai is one of the smaller islands in the Hawaiian archipelago that offers peace and tranquillity for their visitors. And nowhere is this more apparent than at the Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort. As one of the most popular places to stay in Poipu, the hotel provides luxury, extravagance and total harmony for everyone that stays. This ocean front hotel sits directly on Poipu beach, offering instant access to the beautiful white sand. While hikers, golfers, horse riders and sightseers are also going to enjoy this fabulous site. Large spacious rooms and varied dining options are all set in magnificent landscaped gardens to provide a little piece of paradise for each of their guests.
For a very warm welcome in accommodation close to the Volcano National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, book a room at Kilauea Lodge. With both offsite cottages and integrated lodge rooms, even in November, this area will be popular. After a day's walking around the volcanoes, the guest's hot tub provides instant relief. While the quality of the food on offer in the restaurant means even those not staying within the lodge will want to come and enjoy the cuisine. Beautiful grounds offer a picture perfect setting for any special occasion. Book a room for one night or a cottage for a full two weeks. The Kilauea Lodge is a wonderful place to stay.
Old Wailuku Inn
There are not many B&B's found in the most popular locations on Maui, but the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono is definitely one of the best. Originally built in 1924, this gorgeous structure has been lovingly restored to its original glory to provide a homely and very authentic place to stay. Seven rooms in the main house and a further three in the neighbouring cottage provide plenty of room for couples, families or large parties. Enjoy the views that are framed with the luscious foliage that becomes even greener during the rain in November. Or relax in the private whirlpool tubs. With awards displayed to show just how good this accommodation is, there's nowhere else on Maui quite like it.
Bars and Restaurants
Wang Chung's Karaoke Bar
Get your vocal chords warmed up with a few finely blended cocktails at Wang Chung's Karaoke Bar, and then it's time to sing. This lively karaoke bar in the middle of downtown Honolulu is just right for those that want to let their hair down and have some fun. Enjoy the limelight by singing on the brightly lit stage. Or for the more timid character, it is possible to blast out those tunes from the comfort of your seat. A daily happy hour gets everyone in the mood for the evening, while lots of delicious small plates keep energy levels high. Friendly staff, a great atmosphere and plenty of fun ensure Wang Chung's has all the ingredients for a great night out.
Red Water Café
Located in Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Red Water Café is a wonderful place to enjoy a high quality fine dining experience. Dishes including Guava Braised Boneless Short Rib, Pineapple Infused Pork Chops and freshly caught fish are on offer for those that would like to enjoy a full evening of Hawaiian delicacies. While the large sushi rolls are perfect for a lunchtime treat. Enjoy high quality service, outstanding attention to detail and live music most evenings. Booking is essential, even in November, as this is a favoured destination of visitors and locals alike.
For those that want an evening enjoying high quality Hawaiian cuisine in Maui, the Lahaina Grill is the place to go. From chicken and fish dishes to venison and steak, the variety on the menu and the innovative flavours make this an exceptional place to eat. Ideal for a special occasion or romantic dinner for two, reservations are always required at Lahaina Grill even in the relatively quiet period of November. Carved metal ceiling panels and specially selected artwork complete the perfect background for this outstanding dining experience.
Things to do in Hawaii in November
Oahu Nature Tours
Take full advantage of the wet weather in November by visiting the Manoa Falls in Honolulu. Another example of the magnificence of nature in Hawaii, the falls are at their most impressive at this time of the year, offering a beautiful sight for everyone. Framed by the most incredible tropical landscape, enjoy a pre-arranged tour with Oahu Nature Tours or take the gentle trek to this beautiful area independently. The paths can be a little treacherous after a very strong downpour, so good strong shoes are recommended. But when the weather is hot, the pool at the bottom is the perfect way to cool off.
Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Wal
For a great way to spend a Friday night on the Big Island, head down to the Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk. This local festival happens every week and is a great way for the locals to let off steam. Follow the procession down the streets and enjoy the delicious range of food trucks and fantastic entertainment. Though more of a lively market than a full blown festival, don't miss out on a walk across the swinging bridge or the opportunity to take home some beautiful souvenirs. When the warm December breeze is blowing and the air is filled with music, it is possible to see a completely different side to this tropical paradise.