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May 16, 2018 Weather Forecast

May 16, 2018, 6:00 AM HST (Updated May 16, 2018, 6:00 AM)
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    Looking Ahead

    A low pressure system passing through the Central Pacific far north of the islands will weaken the high pressure ridge and produce lighter winds with land and sea breezes today. Daytime onshore sea breeze winds will develop with clouds and a few showers over island interior sections. The high pressure ridge builds back in over the region on Thursday with a transition to a breezy trade wind weather pattern with more typical windward and mauka shower activity lasting through the weekend.

    Hilo

    Today: Showers likely, mainly between 9am and 1pm. Widespread haze after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. West southwest wind 7 to 14 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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    Tonight: Showers likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Widespread haze before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Thursday: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Kona

    Today: Isolated showers after 8am. Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 6 to 14 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Tonight: Isolated showers. Widespread haze. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Thursday: Isolated showers after noon. Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Waimea

    Today: Scattered showers. Widespread haze after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Northeast wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Thursday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming north northeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Kohala

    Today: Showers likely, mainly after noon. Widespread haze after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. East northeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Thursday: Occasional showers, mainly after noon. High near 62. Light and variable wind becoming east 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    South Point

    Today: Scattered showers, mainly after 8am. Widespread haze. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a northeast wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Isolated showers. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Thursday: Scattered showers, mainly after noon. Widespread haze. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with an east wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Puna

    Today: Showers likely, mainly between 8am and noon. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. North northeast wind 7 to 14 mph becoming south southeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Showers likely. Widespread haze. Cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Thursday: Showers likely. Widespread haze. Cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Waikoloa

    Today: Isolated showers after noon. Widespread haze after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Tonight: Widespread haze. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

    Thursday: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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