Weather

The overlook area and railing at Haleakala Visitor Center socked in with clouds.
Dense clouds and rain are common at the Haleakalā Visitor Center overlook.

NPS Photo

Haleakalā is known for a wide range of weather; on any given day the temperatures in the park can vary from a high of 80°F (27°C) in Kīpahulu to a low of 30°F (-1°C) at the summit. Conditions can change quickly with clouds and rain replacing warm sunshine. Prepare for all conditions when planning your trip, as the weather can deviate considerably from the forecast.

 

Summit District


Weather in the high-elevation areas of the park is highly unpredictable and changes often. Cool temperatures, intense solar radiation, and rapidly moving clouds are characteristic. On average, the temperature drops about 3°F for every 1,000 foot rise in elevation (or approximately 5°C for every 1,000 meter elevation rise), making the 10,023 foot (3055m) summit of Haleakalā about 30°F (or 17°C) cooler than the coast. Year-round summit temperatures range between below freezing to highs of 50°-65°F (10-18°C). The outside temperatures can feel much colder because of wind chill and damp, overcast conditions.

Forecast and Current Weather Conditions

Zone Forecast for Summit District of Haleakalā from 7,000 ft. to the summit.
Point Forecast for the summit of Haleakala at 10,023 ft.
Summit Webcam for the latest viewing conditions of Haleakalā Crater from the summit.

 

Kīpahulu District


In contrast to the summit, the weather in the Kīpahulu Area of the park is more mild and wet. Located on the windward (eastern) coast of the island, Kīpahulu receives an average of 187 inches (475cm) of rain each year. The proximity of the ocean and the trade winds moderate the temperature and keep it at a daytime average of 70°-80°F (21-27°C) year round. Night time lows average 65-75°F (18-24°C). Flash floods are a serious hazard in Kīpahulu, so make sure to check at the Visitor Center before entering the streams or pools.

Forecast and Current Weather Conditions

Zone Forecast for Kīpahulu and coastal Haleakalā.
Point Forecast at the Kīpahulu Visitor Center.

Last updated: October 9, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400

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