Hawaii Temperatures in December

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Typical temperatures for cities, towns, parks and beaches across the Hawaiian Islands during the month of December are listed below in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. You'll find separate tables for each island: Hawaii (Big Island), Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu.

The tables give the normal maximum and minimum daily temperatures based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 by the US National Climatic Data Center.

Island of Hawaii (Big Island)

Places with weather information on Hawaii's Big Island include Kainaliu, Kailua Kona and Captain Cook in South Kona; Naalehu at the island's south end; and Puukohola Heiau in the Kohala region at the north end. Plus there are records from two stations high on the mountain slopes where temperatures are cooler, the Hawaii Volcanoes Park Visitor Center at 3,970 feet (1,210 metres) and the Mauna Loa Slope Observatory at 11,152 feet (3,399 metres) elevation.

Average daily temperatures in °F for December
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
78 69 Captain Cook 25 21
68 51 Hawaii Volcanoes Park 20 11
79 65 Hilo 26 18
83 69 Kailua Kona 28 21
77 61 Kainaliu 25 16
52 36 Mauna Loa Observatory 11   2
78 65 Naalehu 26 18
76 58 Opihihale 25 15
79 65 Puukohola Heiau 26 18
81 68 Upolu Point 27 20

Kauai

Average December temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
78 66 Kilauea 26 19
79 68 Lihue 26 20
80 66 Mahaulepu 27 19
81 66 Makaweli 27 19
79 64 Princeville Ranch 26 18
81 64 Waimea 27 18
78 61 Wainiha 26 16

Lanai

December temperature averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
77 61 Lanai Airport 25 16

Maui

Temperature records for Maui include Lahaina and Kapalua in West Maui, Makena on the South Shore, and Hana and Ohe'o Gulch Pools at the island's east end. The Haleakala weather station, at 6,960 feet (2,121 metres) elevation, is higher and cooler than the rest.

Normal temperatures for December
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
61 44 Haleakala National Park 16   7
79 67 Hana 26 19
82 65 Kahului 28 18
79 68 Kapalua 26 20
70 54 Kula 21 12
83 66 Lahaina 28 19
74 65 Makena State Park 23 18
80 69 Ohe'o Gulch Pools 27 21
80 66 Puukolii 27 19

Molokai

Average December temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
80 65 Halawa 27 19
79 65 Molokai Airport 26 18

Oahu

Average daily temperatures for December
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
81 68 Honolulu 27 20
79 67 Kahuku 26 19
81 69 Kaneohe 27 20
82 67 Waikiki 28 20
79 67 Waimanalo 26 20
80 63 Waimea Falls Park 27 17
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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