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The Windward side, how windy is it?

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The Windward side, how windy is it?


Hopefully, I am staying at Kailua for 5 nights in July 2011.

My girlfriend and I are hoping for a nice relaxing beach holiday, as we will have come from LA and will fly to Vegas either side of our Hawaii stay.

How windy is it on the beach? There will be times when we fancy a sunbathing and snorkelling day on the beach, is this possible on the windward side in July?


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1. Re: The Windward side, how windy is it?

The windward side is beautiful in July. Normal trade winds are 10-15mph. Sometimes more, sometimes less. It's when they don't blow, you need to watch out. Makes for very humid conditions. Just be prepared for a small trade shower blowing through. These are more of a mist than anything and usually last just a few minutes. That's why everything on that side is so green!!

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2. Re: The Windward side, how windy is it?

"Windward" has to do with what side of the mountain range an area is located, not that is is particularly windy. The prevailing winds come from one direction and windward sides of islands are on the side of the island that faces that direction. This side tends to get more rain, as the mountain/volcano blocks some of the weather from getting to the leeward side.

Here is a link to weather averages for all of Hawai`i, and you can see what I mean:


As said above, summer is the dry season in Hawai`i.

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