Maui Rainbows

Hawaii's famous trade winds blow out of the northeast, bringing abundant rain showers to Maui's windward shoreline. The squalls and showers will often stall against the steep slopes of Haleakalā Volcano and the West Maui Mountains, resulting in rain near the coast while the sun continues to shine just inland. On this boundary where sunshine meets the edge of the shower band, rainbows are likely to form.

Rainbow weather is most common in the winter and spring, but any day of the year can bring spectacular rainbows into Maui's skies if the weather conditions are right.

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