How cold can it get at Waimea Canyon in March?
The first time we took our son and daughter in law there, it was cold, windy, and cloudy (60ish?). I have pictures of them in sweatshirts and shivering. That was in March or Feb. The other times we've been there (same time of year) it was really pretty nice.
I have a picture of my brother-in-law and his wife at the Kalalau Lookout. It was June and they were freezing (they live in Lake Tahoe). So I would recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater anytime of year!
We live in St. Louis. Feb. is often pretty miserable this time of the year, but that one particular trip to Waimea canyon was pretty cold. In fact, it was pretty cold when we took them to the Kilueau (sp) lookout, too. We had coats on then, too.
I was there in May... it was perfect! Never even thought about bringing a jacket. Maybe I'll throw one in next time.Edited: 15 February 2011, 07:16
If the fog rolls in (and it did when we visited in August), it can get pretty cold up at Kokee. So we always bring a light jacket, just in case.
Good advice from the other posters....
Toss a jacket in the trunk of the car, and if you need it , it is there.
Just a suggestion, look up at the mountain ridge and check out the ceilings....if the lower hills are socked in, and you add some dark clouds to that, you are not to have a view when you drive up there.
We just wait for a sunny clear morning, and then jump in the car and go.
Actually, of late, I have been wearing a light work out jacket to work in the morning, as it has been a little chilly. Wear it outside when handling my perimeter and pool duties.
Once the sun comes up, it warms up about 9 am., where you will not need a jacket down near the coast, but with the altitude up in Koke'e that jacket suggestion is a good one.
figure 15 degrees colder than sea level.
Typical sunny day in March = 80-82 so say 65 F. A cloudy cool day is 77F so more like 60 F at the top. Now add in fog/clouds and 30 MPH winds on a windy day and a light coat feels pretty nice if you're just standing around.
A hat is #1 as you lose a lot of heat from your head.
We actually drove up there today and it was in the 60s at the end of the road. It actually felt pretty good after the 80s and 90% humidity at ocean level. My husband says the day I mentioned in a previous post it had gotten down to about 39 according to the car thermometer. So, yes, it can get quite chilly up there.
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