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10 places with gorgeous weather, all the time

By: Josh Lew on Sept. 11, 2013, 2:51 p.m.
Fishing pond in Lihue, Hawaii

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Lihue, Hawaii

Hawaii's weather does not change much throughout the entire year. While it is undeniably the warmest state in terms of year-round temps, it is never extremely hot. In cities like Honolulu, the high 80s are the norm during the summertime, but smaller cities like Hilo on the Big Island and Lihue on Kauai max out at about 80 degrees on average. In Lihue, the highest ever-recorded temperature was only 90. As anyone who has spent an extended amount of time on the islands can tell you, it rains frequently, but a majority of the precipitation is in the form of light, passing showers. Major storms do occasionally occur, with most cities hit several times per year mainly during the winter months. Nonetheless, a Hawaiian vacation will seldom be a complete washout and the temperatures are guaranteed to fall in that sweet spot between “too hot” and “too cool.”