United States of America


Home > North America > United States > Hawaii
Elevation: 190 feet     Latitude: 22 14N     Longitude: 159 24W
Köppen Classification: Tropical Rainforest Climate



A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a tropical climate usually (but not always) found along the equator. Tropical rainforest climate is a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season - all months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm (2.36 in). Tropical rainforest climates have no pronounced summer or winter; it is typically hot and wet throughout the year and rainfall is both heavy and frequent. One day in an equatorial climate can be very similar to the next, while the change in temperature between day and night may be larger than the average change in temperature between "summer" and "winter".

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Af". (Tropical Rainforest Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Kilauea is 75.1°F (23.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is September with an average temperature of 78.6°F (25.9°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 71.5°F (21.9°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Kilauea is 94.0°F (34.4°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Kilauea is 47.0°F (8.3°C), which was recorded in February.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Kilauea is 51.8" (1315.7 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 6.4" (162.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 2.1" (53.3 mm). There are an average of 235.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in July with 22.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 16.0 days.

Koppen Chart