Weather in General
Kihei is sometimes referred to as the "Gold Coast". Kihei's (pron. kee-hay)
name means "cape", and is both a residential and resort area. In the
old days Wailea's name meant "water belonging to Lea"...the goddess of
canoe making. Both towns are situated on the leeward side of East Maui, and have
most of the prime beaches on the island. Because it is leeward, they have a dry
and sunny climate. On the average they pick up about 14" of rain per year,
and most of that during the winter months. Daytime temperatures range from about
80 degrees F. (26.7C) during winter, to 90 degrees F. (32.2C) or so during
summer. White sand beaches grace the shorelines, with long walks available next
to the warm Pacific. Those beaches usually have clear underwater visibilities
that make for great diving. Many condo's and hotels are available, with
spectacular ocean view.
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