Hilo is the rainiest city in the U.S. with over 300 inches of rain annually. At one time much of Hilo was tropical rainforest, but today most of it has been cut away for the growing population of the city. The big island of Hawaii has five volcanoes: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. Kohala(Extinct) and Mauna Kea(Dormant) are no longer active. The other three are active with Kilauea being one of the most active in the world. Even though Kilauea is an active volcano it is home to one part of Hilo's rain forest.
Posted by ThomasM.
Today, downtown Hilo includes a popular farmer’s market as well as the Lyman Mission House Museum and Pacific Tsunami Museum. Hilo is the Big Island’s county seat and largest city—population 40,759—yet it has maintained all the ambience of an old-fashioned small town.
Posted By: MarkD
The Climate in Hilo is warm and rainy.
19º 43' N, 155º 05' W
Posted By: MarkD