Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea
© Big Island Visitors Bureau / Kirk Lee Aeder

One Isle — Different Climatic Conditions

As you circle the island, you'll experience wide variations in temperature, elevation and climate. Annual rainfall averages can vary from 6'' to 150'' depending on where you are on this big, Big Island. Coastal regions are generally warm and semitropical, with cooler, wetter weather prevailing in the higher elevations. Where else but Hawaii's Big Island can you snow-ski a dormant volcano in the morning and swim in the warm Pacific that same afternoon?