Wind and weather are related to the movement and strength
of air pressure systems. As climate rolls north and south
with the seasons, Hawai'i experiences a range of tropical,
subtropical, and midlatitude weather patterns, the most common
of which are described below.
Weather Patters in Hawaii
Click below below for an explanation of each pattern. In the
pressure system models used in the lessons, the solid lines
represent lines of equal pressure (isobars) and the arrows
represent wind directions.
Remember, in the northern hemisphere, wind flows around High
pressure centers in a clockwise direction and around
Low pressure centers in a counterclockwise direction.
- Dennis Nullet