Mānoa Heritage Center



Wind and Rain Names

Hawaiians named the rains and the winds in different locales. The Kākea wind of Mānoa is a stormy wind, the strongest wind in the valley. The Alaʻeli wind of Mānoa is a cooling breeze. Kahaukani is another Mānoa wind that is said to moan when royalty dies. Tuahine is the name of the misty Mānoa rain often mentioned in song. Wa‘ahila is another rain of Mānoa (and Nu‘uanu) and is also the name of the ridge separating Mānoa from Palolo Valley.