far reaching cloud arrangement apart from on the driest shore and at soaring altitude, and prevailing trade wind current particularly at distance from the ground lower than a few thousand feet. Maui itself has a broad assortment of climatic circumstances and weather conditions that are affected by a number of diverse aspects in the physical surroundings. To a certain part Maui is located inside five miles of the island's shores. This and the severe insularity of the islands of the state of Hawaii are the reasons for the powerful nautical control on Maui's weather. Combined weather conditions and patterns are time and again decide by an area's distance from the ground and whether it be in front of or away from the trade winds which is the air flow coming from the north eastern part of the island and which prevails over the areas.
Maui's craggy, rough landscape is the source of distinct difference in surroundings from one zone to another. The air which comes to the inlands from the trade winds is moved from one place to another by the valleys, wide open slopes, and the mountains. As a result of the air being moved here and there, a three dimensional flow of air is caused, which is very complex. It also causes major differences in the cloud formation, rainfall, and wind speed in the different areas of the island. When the rough and uneven landscape of the island of Maui combines with the difference in the height of various locations, there are differences caused in the air temperatures of these areas as well. Because of all these unique circumstances, the climatic conditions of the island of Maui are unique and different as well. The island is divided into different sub regions with respect to different climatic conditions.