Best Time to Visit Hawaii Big Island and Kilauea Volcano
The Big Island of Hawaii doesn't have the glamour of other Hawaiian islands, but it holds one of the world’s greatest marvels: the Kilauea volcano (and the Mauna Loa volcano).
The Kilauea volcano is the world’s most active volcano and together with its immediate surrounding forms a truely compelling spectacle of eruptions, craters, cinder cones and rainforest. The immediate sulphurous haze around it contrasts with the world’s clearest air on the summits of Mauna Loa, with its international astronomical observatories.
The Big Island is an interesting option for anyone who wants to enjoy the Hawaiian beaches and visit some old unchanged Hawaiian towns (Big Island has a low level of tourism, compared to the Oahu and Maui Islands).
What to visit in Hawaii
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BEST TIME TO VISIT THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII
The Big Island has constant temperatures around 70ºF-85ºF (21-29ºC).
Rainfalls are heaviest from December to March, and strike some parts of the island intensely. Avoiding these months can be a smart option, even though the rain falls mostly at night.
For details, see the Kona and Hilo weather map below: