There are six major climates on the Koppen Climate Classification system scale. There are tropical moist climates, dry climates, moist mid-latitude climates with mild winters, moist mid-latitude climates with cold winters, polar climates, and highland mountainous climates.
Within these six major climates are microclimates. Maui is home to desert, rainforest, and mountainous climates. Areas that experience higher amounts of rainfall will be more green, lush, and humid, while areas with little to no rainfall will be more dry, sunny, and hot.
Lahaina, Kihei, Wailea, Haleakala, and Kaupo have desert microclimates. Haiku, Hana, Kipahulu, West Maui Mountains, and Makawao are where you will find rainforest microclimates. Finally, mountainous microclimates include Haleakala, Kula, and Ulupalukua.
From desert, to rainforest, to mountainous areas, Maui will keep you entertained with its unique landscapes. The Hawaiian Islands usually experience cooler temperatures and higher amounts of rainfall during the winter months which are from October to April. They also enjoy consistently dry summers and strong trade winds from May through September.
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