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Best Times to Visit Lanai

The best time to visit Lanai is between June and November, the region's warmest and driest months. However, thanks to the island's trade winds, temperatures remain comfortable year-round, with highs hovering in the mid-70s and lows lingering in the mid-60s. What's more, since the island sees the least amount of precipitation (around 37 inches annually) of all the Hawaiian islands, rain is rarely a threat. If you've come to Lanai for whale-watching season, you'll want to plan your trip between January and April – peak whale-watching months. The season technically begins in December and ends in May. Keep in mind: Winter is the most popular time to visit Hawaii, so you'll likely encounter high airfare and accommodation rates.

Weather in Lanai

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Average Temperature (°F)
72
60
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59
73
60
74
61
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76
64
77
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66
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66
77
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76
64
74
61
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Feb
Mar
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May
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Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
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Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
5.05
4.18
2.88
2.6
2.17
1.61
1.66
1.4
2.09
2.51
3.14
4.39
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Feb
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Apr
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Jul
Aug
Sep
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Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

June-November

Lanai's summer and fall are marked by dry, warm conditions. This period falls during hurricane season, but hurricanes in Hawaii are rare. You may be able to enjoy a slight break on hotel rates from late summer to fall, but the discounts will be marginal.

December-May

Though this is the best time to spot whales off the Lanai coast, it's also the most expensive time to fly to Hawaii. For prime whale-watching, plan your visit between January and April. Lanai's "winter" sees lower temperatures (low to mid-70s) compared to the peak summer months (high 70s), but the weather is only slightly cooler and shouldn't deter you from planning a visit.

Popular Times to Visit Lanai

Average Tourist Volumes

Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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