Hilo is a census-designated place in the Hawaiian Islands, and is not technically a city, though for the purposes of this article, we may refer to it as such. Located on the Island of Hawaii, the largest in the island chain, Hilo is the second-largest populated area in Hawaii, after Honolulu, and the largest on the Island on Hawaii. Hilo is currently home to over 43,000 residents and has been growing. The city is the home of the Hilo International Airport as well as the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and is also the home of the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, which is one of the world’s largest supplier of macadamia nuts.
Hilo was first founded by Polynesian migrants in the 11th century, and would remain relatively isolated until Kamehameha, the first Hawaiian king, conquered the area in the late 18th century. Kamehameha used Hilo as a launching point to conquer the rest of the Hawaiian Islands between 1796 and 1806, and Hilo was where he built and harbored his great fleet. After the islands were conquered, Hilo became a trading community, and many sugar plantations cropped up on the outskirts of the settlement. It would remain relatively small until expansion inland really started in the 1960’s, and the city has continued to expand to this day.
Like the rest of the Hawaiian Islands, Hilo sits in a tropical climate, and the weather is generally warm but rarely extreme. The temperature has never reached triple digits, though summer highs tend to reach into the low-to-mid 80’s with overnight lows dropping into the upper 60’s. The daily mean temperature in the summer in Hilo is a balmy 74 degrees. During the winter months the temperatures stay warm, with highs reaching into the upper 70’s and overnight lows dropping into the low-to-mid 60’s. The highest recorded temperature in Hilo is just 94 degrees; the record low is 53 degrees.
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