La-Nina of 2012 Impacts on Honolulu Hawaii

Honolulu, located in the Pacific Ocean, has a mostly marine time climate and has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month.

This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area.

January 2012: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the La-Nina event January temps were normal 71% of the month at the, with above temps 23% of the month and 6% of the month found the temps dropping below normal. The precipitation in January has an average of 1-2inches. During this La-Nina phase the total precipitation amount was near 0.33in which is well below averages.

February 2012: The month of February has average high temps near 80F and overnight lows around 70F. During this La-Nina phase the average temps occurred 66% of the time, while above average temps were recorded 2% of the month and below average temps occurred 12% of the month. Precipitation for the month of February is around 1-2in, during this La-Nina the total precipitation was around 0.59in which was below average.

March 2012: The month of March has an average high in the 80’s and overnight lows into the 70’s. While for this month La-Nina impacted the area by having 85% of the month being at average, 0% of the month above average and 15% of the month was recorded to be colder than average. Precipitation in the month of March ranges on average around 1-2inches, however for the month the total precipitation was around 3.56in, which is well above normal.

These are just three months of the above mentioned condition during one cycle of La-Nina.