Volcano Village weather is different compared to most places in Hawaii. It is build at 4000 ft. (1.3 km) elevation on the slopes of Mauna Loa and this means it more prone to cooler, cloudy weather than most other places on the Big Island.
A short summary of the weather in Volcano Village: on average it is 10 degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler than in Kona, so the evenings can be cool: take a sweater. It also may rain so take a light raincoat, but also expect sun. When it does rain, remember that the rainforest looks as amazingly lush as it does exactly because of the rain.
Below we show the yearly climate averages for Volcano Village for: the temperature, the precipitation, the amount of sunshine and the amount of cloudy days. This data has been adapted from city-data.com.
The sunny side of Volcano Village
The seasons on Hawaii are not as pronounced as on the mainland, and all year round you will find average temperatures of ±60 degrees. These are good hiking temperatures to explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park without getting to warm. The air is often humid so especially in the early morning and late evening/night it can cool down. Take warm clothes to be prepared for this.
Rain and clouds in Volcano Village
Volcano Village can be a very wet place. If you absolutely don’t want to see rain while you are on Hawaii you should check the local weather forecast and plan your 2 days to Volcano Village accordingly. For everybody else, you will probably see some rain and some sunshine. There are lots of cozy vacation rentals with fireplace and hottub in Volcano Village, Take a raincoat and your swimming suit, and enjoy yet another face of the Big Island.