November marks the beginning of the wet season in Hawaii.
The weather in Hawaii in November becomes more humid and rainy, with the average amount of rainfall ranging from 34.3 mm (1.4 in) on Molokai Island to 289.6 mm (11.4 in) on Kauai Island.
The average maximum temperatures in November range from 23°C (74°F) to 27°C (81°F) across the islands, with the lowest average minimum temperatures being 15°C (58°F) on Maui and Kauai Islands.
The seawater temperature remains relatively consistent, with an average temperature of 25.8°C (78.4°F) to 26°C (78.8°F).
Keep in mind that the weather can vary greatly depending on the island you are visiting. Read on to find out more details on weather conditions on each Hawaiian island in November.
The table below shows the average high and low temperatures in November on each of the main Hawaiian islands.
The weather in Hawaii in November is still warm and pleasant, with average high temperatures ranging from 23°C (74°F) to 27°C (81°F) and average low temperatures ranging from 15°C (58°F) to 21°C (70°F).
These temperatures are slightly cooler than the average temperatures in October, which is the last month of the dry season in Hawaii.
|Island||Average High||Average Low|
|Hawaii||26°C / 79°F||25°C / 77°F|
|Maui||24°C / 74°F||15°C / 58°F|
|Oahu (Honolulu)||27°C / 81°F||20°C / 68°F|
|Kauai||23°C / 74°F||15°C / 58°F|
|Molokai||27°C / 80°F||19°C / 66°F|
|Lanai||25°C / 77°F||18°C / 65°F|
|Niihau||26°C / 79°F||24°C / 74°F|
|Kahoolawe||25°C / 78°F||21°C / 70°F|
For additional context, the whole year’s average maximum temperatures in Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii, are illustrated in the graph below.
Average seawater temperature
The table below presents the average seawater temperature on each of the main Hawaiian islands in November.
In November, the average seawater temperature in Hawaii fluctuates from 25.8°C (78.4°F) to 26°C (78.8°F) depending on the island. Temperatures are generally similar across the islands, with just 0.2°C (0.4°F) difference between the highest and the lowest average temperatures.
The ocean temperature in Hawaii is only a little bit lower in November than it is in October. The average seawater temperature in November is 25.9°C (78.6°F), whereas it is 26.5°C (79.7°F) in October.
|Hawaii||25.9°C / 78.6°F|
|Maui||26°C / 78.8°F|
|Oahu (Honolulu)||25.8°C / 78.4°F|
|Kauai||25.8°C / 78.4°F|
|Molokai||25.9°C / 78.6°F|
|Lanai||25.9°C / 78.6°F|
|Niihau||26°C / 78.8°F|
|Kahoolawe||25.9°C / 78.6°F|
For better context, the average seawater temperature in the Honolulu region is displayed in the chart below.
November marks the beginning of the wet season in Hawaii, so it is generally rainier than in the dry season months.
The table below reveals the average rainfall and the number of rainy days in November on each of the main Hawaiian islands.
In November, the average rainfall in Hawaii ranges from 34.3 mm / 1.4 in and 2 rainy days on Molokai Island to 289.6 mm (11.4 in) and 19 rainy days on Kauai.
|Island||Total Rainfall||Number of Rainy Days|
|Hawaii||40 mm / 1.6 in||2|
|Maui||55 mm / 2.2 in||3|
|Oahu (Honolulu)||43.6 mm / 1.7 in||5|
|Kauai||289.6 mm / 11.4 in||19|
|Molokai||34.3 mm / 1.4 in||2|
|Lanai||59.4 mm / 2.3 in||4|
|Niihau||69 mm / 2.7 in||4|
|Kahoolawe||41.8 mm / 1.6 in||3|
As a point of reference, the below chart shows the average rainfall by month in Honolulu, on Oahu island.
Hawaii weather in November – FAQ
Can you swim in the ocean in Hawaii in November?
Swimming in the ocean in Hawaii in November is possible, as the average seawater temperature during this time is around 25.9°C (78.6°F).
Nevertheless, before entering the water, it is always wise to verify the current conditions and follow any warnings or precautions issued by the local authorities.
How to pack for Hawaii in November?
Here are some tips for packing for a trip to Hawaii in November:
1. Bring plenty of lightweight, breathable clothing. November is still warm in Hawaii, with average high temperatures ranging from 23°C (74°F) to 27°C (81°F).
2. Don’t forget swimsuits and beach gear. Even though November is considered part of the wet season in Hawaii, the seawater is still warm enough for swimming and other water activities.
3. Pack a light rain jacket or umbrella. November is one of the wetter months in Hawaii, so there is a higher chance of rain, especially on the windward (eastern) sides of the islands.
4. Bring comfortable shoes for hiking and other outdoor activities. Hawaii has many beautiful trails and parks to explore, and comfortable shoes will make your adventures more enjoyable.
5. Consider packing a light sweater or jacket for cooler evenings. The average low temperatures in Hawaii in November range from 15°C (58°F) to 20°C (68°F).
6. Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Even though November is considered part of the wet season in Hawaii, the sun can still be strong.
Is it worth going to Hawaii in November?
It depends on what you are looking for in a vacation. November is typically considered a shoulder season in Hawaii, which means that it is not as crowded as the peak tourist season but still offers good weather and a wide range of activities.
The weather in Hawaii in November is generally pleasant, with average high temperatures ranging from 23°C (74°F) to 27°C (81°F) and average low temperatures ranging from 15°C (58°F) to 25°C (77°F). There is also a higher chance of rain, with the average rainfall ranging from 34.3 mm (1.4 in) on Molokai to 289.6 mm (11.4 in) on Kauai.
Swimming in the ocean is generally possible year-round in Hawaii, although the water temperature can vary depending on the location and time of year. In November, the average seawater temperature ranges from 25.8°C (78.4°F) to 26°C (78.8°F).
In summary, November is a good month to visit Hawaii for those who are looking for fewer crowds.
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