Hawaii Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
Hawaii city precipitation totals
Avg Annual Precip
Avg Annual Snow
|Avg. # days w Precip||Avg # snow days||Avg # thunderstorm days||Avg
|# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
Hawaii Precipitation Records
- Driest location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation: Puako, Big Island, 5.7"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Mount Waialeale, Kauai Island, 460.00"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: The peaks of Mauna Kea, Big Island / Mount Haleakala, Maui
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Kilauea, Big Island, 1/24-25/1956, 38.00"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Kukui, Maui, 1982, 704.83" (58.7 feet)
- It rained a 4-day U.S. record of 62.00" at Kukaiau, Big Island, Hawaii from 2/27 - 3/2/1902
- Of the 401 major reporting weather stations in Hawaii, 94 (or 23%) average over 100 inches of precipitation annually.
The second wettest state in the U.S. - Louisiana - has no weather stations averaging over 80 inches
- Although Hawaii is the wettest state in the U.S., the city of Honolulu does not receive a high amount of annual rainfall,
receiving only 18.29" of precipitation. U.S. cities thought of as "Dry cities" actually receive more rainfall than Honolulu -
Flagstaff, Arizona (22.91"), Amarillo, Texas (19.71") and Fargo, North Dakota (21.19")
Hawaii temperature averages and extremes, precipitation and temperature data for all U.S. states and Top 10 U.S. climate extremes
Data source: National Data Climatic Center, Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center,