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Old 11-07-2007, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Default How much does the sun shine on the east side of the BI

I have asked how much does it rain, but what I really want to know is how much does the sun shine around Hilo and the Puna district? Thanks so much!

Sharlee
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa , Fl
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Sharlee,

It shines about 10 minutes a day, so you have to look really quick, sort of like an eclipse !! I am joking of course ....

The weather usually equals itself out. You may have an extended period of rainy gloom, but then a stretch of nice weather. You could have a rainy tradewind pattern or a drier tradewind pattern - depending on the location of high pressure / low pressure.

For the most part, you receive more of your rain at night and up until 10 or 11 am. But to contradict myself, that isn't always the case !! Expect anything at anytime.

Dont expect cloudless sunny skies, though it does happen , its rather rare.

Hilo actually has better weather than Puna a majority of the time.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
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If it were always raining here, I'd go a little crazy. But it is a pretty good balance. You will have the extended periods of rain at times, but usually it is spaced out with plenty sun. Often, even during rainy periods, the afternoons will be sunny.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:11 PM
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Location: not sure, but there's a hell of a lot of water around here!
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So Kolohe, you saying it rains out there all the time??? I know from working in Hilo and Keaau, it rains, gets sunny, rains, gets sunny. I really enjoyed it, may move down to OVE and start my house soon.

Aloha and okolemaluna
Little thunder here just a while ago
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Thanks for all of your replies! Anyone else that wants to put in their two cents, I would love to hear from you!
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:21 PM
 
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Originally Posted by cynmkolohe View Post
If it were always raining here, I'd go a little crazy. But it is a pretty good balance. You will have the extended periods of rain at times, but usually it is spaced out with plenty sun. Often, even during rainy periods, the afternoons will be sunny.
Sounds about right!
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Kailua, Oahu, HI and San Diego, CA
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Here's the Average Rainfall at Hilo, by month, and the year total:

HILO GEN LYMAN FIELD, HAWAII, HAWAII USA Weather History and Climate Data

Here's Kona:

KONA AP 68.3, HAWAII, HAWAII USA Weather History and Climate Data

Hank
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Thanks Hank. I have the rain info and now am looking for the sun info. Also, it helps hearing from the ppl that actually live there and experience it versus technical data. Do you live there? If so, tell me about the weather
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:15 AM
 
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My two cents. It's Hawaii. It could pee rain 16 hours a day and it would still be great.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Default SUNSHINE on the EAST SIDE of BI

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Originally Posted by Mvn 2 Paradise View Post
I have asked how much does it rain, but what I really want to know is how much does the sun shine around Hilo and the Puna district? Thanks so much!

Sharlee
Hi Sharlee,
I think I have the same question as your original question.
I am wondering how much sunshine per day hits the northern EAST coast of the BI?
On a sunny day, how many hours of sunshine because you are facing east-
say you have an ocean view property north of Hilo?

I was reading about the northern shore of Molokai, and how
the sun would go behind the mountains by 2 or 3 PM....
It would be nice to hear from people that live there.
When I visited I was on the southern shore of Oahu.

Thanks, Hydrangea
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