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Weather at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is generally wonderful
and consistent year-round. Winters tend to be slightly wetter and
summers slightly warmer. Night and early morning are refreshingly
brisk and can dip into the high 40s. The temperature goes up quickly
during the day and is generally warm and comfortable with temperatures
below 90. As temperatures and precipitation vary with elevation and
location, it is wise to bring warm clothing and a rain jacket. The
coastal plain and desert areas are hot, dry and windy while Kilauea
summit at 4,000 feet above sea level can be chilly with rain showers.
The well-prepared travelers should bring a sweater, rain gear, windbreaker,
long pants, close-toe shoes, sunglasses and high UV factor sunscreen.