The weather in Volcano Village is different compared to most places in Hawaii. The village was build at an elevation of almost 4000 ft. (1.3 km) on the slopes of Mauna Loa. This means it is 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: bring 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.
You can see this in more detail below, where we present you the yearly averages for Volcano for the temperature, the precipitation and the amount of cloudy days.
If you are interested in the general weather trends for Hawaii you should read “Big Island weather, explained!“.
Monthly average Volcano weather: temperature, rainfall and cloud cover
The seasons on Hawaii are not as pronounced as on the mainland. All year round you will find average temperatures around 60 °F (16 °c) in Volcano Village. 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.
Volcano Village can be a very wet place: it receives on average 3 to 5 times more rain than the US average. November through April are the months with the most rain and cloud cover.
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.
Hourly average Volcano weather: air temperature and cloud cover
There are large differences in cloud cover throughout the day. You will have the most chance on sun in the morning between sunrise and 6 AM, after which the chance of clouds increases rapidly. After noon the sky will be overcast on average 7 out of 10 days.
Volcano weather forecast
All the information on this website deals with average temperatures, and it is very likely that the day-to-day weather deviates from these numbers.
If you are interested in the current weather conditions and weather forecast for Volcano, please look up the NAOO forecast.
Weather summary for Volcano Village
we summarize all the information above in the following table. In it you can find the monthly averages for the air temperature, the amount of rainfall and the percentage of cloud cover.
|month||Temperature (°F)||Rainfall (in)||Cloud Frequency (%)|
All tables and figures on this page have been created using data from the following source:
Giambelluca, T.W., X. Shuai, M.L. Barnes, R.J. Alliss, R.J. Longman, T. Miura, Q. Chen, A.G. Frazier, R.G. Mudd, L. Cuo, and A.D. Businger. 2014. Evapotranspiration of Hawai‘i. Final report submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—Honolulu District, and the Commission on Water Resource Management, State of Hawai‘i.
The data have been downloaded from the Climate of Hawai’i website, which provides a set of maps of the spatial patterns of climate for the major Hawaiian Islands.