Hi, TA friends :)
I’m planning an early November trip the BI for an all too short stay. This trip is my/our honeymoon and the stay on BI has two aims: (1) enjoy a relaxed introduction to the unique beauty of BI and (2) see VNP. I say that to say – I know we don’t have enough time to cover all the great activities and sights of BI, and I hope I’ll be able to plan a return trip in the future to cover more ground. For this trip, we have 6 nights and I had initially thoughts we’d do 4 on the west coast and 2 at VNP. The reason I planned for 2 nights at VNP was to maximize our chance of seeing lava glow/activity (and a clear starry night). I understand no one can predict and there are no guarantees, etc etc, but I’m wondering if the extra night will materially increase our chances for lava. What I mean is, are the weather patterns such that if there is rain/fog/cloudy weather, is that often part of a pattern that may linger for a few days? If so, perhaps we’ll just plan for 1 night at VNP and hope for the best.
Given our limited time, my plan for VNP is modest – Jaggar Museum for lava glow at night and Kilauea Iki trail in the morning. If we add a second night, of course we’ll add in additional sights, but if we only do those two things, we’ll still be happy.
Given your observations of local weather, does staying a second night really improve the chances of seeing lava glow, or when poor weather rolls in, does it usually linger for a time?
Thank you in advance!!!