It's suppose to rain in Maui!

Old Jun 9th, 2006, 11:58 AM
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It's suppose to rain in Maui!

I am so bummed! We're going to Maui on the 18th to the 26th, and according to Yahoo Weather, it looks like it's suppose to rain! I hope that it lets up over the course of the week we're there!

We also have a Jeep Wrangler, so we're going to have to put the top up and down all the time!

Any suggestions? What kind of clothes should I bring in case it rains? Also, should we rent a convertable instead of a Jeep?
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Old Jun 9th, 2006, 12:02 PM
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Doesn't it rain every afternoon in Maui?
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Old Jun 9th, 2006, 12:06 PM
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Ohhhh,... I have no idea! I went in July two years ago, and it didn't rain once...
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Old Jun 9th, 2006, 12:07 PM
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Hawaii has been in a dry spell the past month. The forecast is always for rain in the mountains. But it won't affect your trip.
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Old Jun 9th, 2006, 12:08 PM
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Oh, the forcast is for rain in the mountains? I type in Lahaina, HI, and it supppose to start raining next week...
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Old Jun 9th, 2006, 01:02 PM
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It might rain on the northwest side of the island; just go to the beaches on the south side, from Kihei south. Rain is rare there.
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Old Jun 9th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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I mean SUPPOS(ED) to be rare there.
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Old Jun 10th, 2006, 09:19 AM
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It probably rains somewhere everyday on Maui. The rainiest areas are Kapalua, Wailuku, and Hana. You can be sure of sun if you go to Wailea, Makena at the south (very dry) end of the island.
 
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Let me teach you something about the tropics...it rains. It's not the rainy season but on any of the Hawaiian islands, you might have rain. It's no big deal and in the summer, actually refreshing.
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Old Jun 10th, 2006, 09:45 AM
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So, where do you exactly come from such that you don't know what to wear when it rains?
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Old Jun 10th, 2006, 12:17 PM
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When I check the forecast for Lahaina for next week I see this:

"Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Highs 78 to 85. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. "

This, by the way is the same forecast you will see for Lahaina approx 320 days of the year.

But, wait, you're not coming until the 18th- 26th? That is more than a week away, way too far to forecast! Maybe Yahoo weather uses a crystal ball?
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Old Jun 10th, 2006, 06:39 PM
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Good one Bill Boy! Proves once again that the tourist is indeed a strange species.
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Old Jun 12th, 2006, 06:35 PM
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weather has been hot and dry, with no real organized rainmakers in sight. I wish it would rain to cool us off!
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Old Jun 12th, 2006, 07:23 PM
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In other words, have fun and don't stress about the weather.
 
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mdhuang........Don't worry about the rain. We just got back from Kaua'i and had one day of rain in two weeks despite the weather reports. The one day of rain was in the middle of the night, and about 10 minutes during the day that was so mild that we just ignored it.
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Old Jun 13th, 2006, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for some of the replies. We've never been to Maui, and it's not the more encouraging when we look at the extended weather report on Yahoo and it says that there will be showers for half of the time we're there...
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Old Jun 13th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Do NOT believe Hawaii weather reports on sites like Weather.com or Yahoo as those sites are nearly worthless for Hawaiian locations because they group too large an area into the same forecast. Hawaii is a land of microclimates. Typically on the beach at Kihei (and most of the other tourist locations) it's sunny and dry while a mile and half upslope it can be pouring down rain all day and yet that rain never gets to Kihei - and it's that same way in many locations.

This site is MUCH better:
http://www.hawaiiweathertoday.com/maui.php

or this site may be better yet:

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/

Hawaii is a very unique place, with extreme variations in climate just a mile or two apart and those "global" weather site just do not take everything into account the way a specialized (for Hawaii) weather site will.

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Old Jun 13th, 2006, 11:14 AM
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Folks, it's the TROPICS! How in the heck do you expect it to stay lush and tropical without rain! It rains - but we aren't talking about a deluge or Seattle here (liquid sunshine all day long).

I think it has rained every afternoon - for a few minutes - in every tropical location I've visited - Hawaii, Caribbean, even Florida.

What clothes should you bring? Whatever you plan to wear - and toss in a rain jacket if you are really concerned. I bought one at Volcanoes National Park - and never wore it again the rest of the time on 3 islands. BUT, I have a dandy souvenir of the islands.
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LordBalfor, thanks for the two websites. They were more specific about the weather and now I'm feeling much better about our trip!
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Mdhuang -

You're welcome. The concerns you raised come up all the time from folks heading to Hawaii and almost all they time the people are nervous for no reason at all. Most of the tourist areas of Maui (particularly in South Maui, but also to degree in West Maui) are pretty dry areas - especially right along the coast.

So go, and have a good time. Chances are the weather will be pretty close to perfect in most areas. If you intend to travel to Hana (which is a terrific trip) you'll likely get some rain along the way or in Hana itself. Even in that case however I'm not sure I would even bother with rain gear as the rain is sooooooooooo darned warm.

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