Malika Dudley’s Daily Weather Forecast (10/21/14)
There are no alerts posted for Hawai’i County at this time.
We expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today with scattered windward and mauka showers. Less than 1/4″ of rain is expected. For the leeward side, cloud cover is expected to build in the afternoon and prompt pockets of showers.
Hazy skies are again in the forecast, especially in the afternoon. High temperatures should fall in the range of 82° to 87° with winds out of the east at about 15 mph. Leeward areas will experience a sea breeze in the afternoon. At higher elevations, temperatures will be a few degrees lower.
Sunset tonight is at 5:53 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow is at 6:17 a.m.
The UV index us listed at 9 (“very high” exposure level).
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected for Hawai’i County tonight with scattered showers. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 72° to 77° and winds are expected out of the east from 10 to 15 mph.
The next few days will see a veering of our winds. Our natural air conditioner will be turned off with light southeasterly winds in the forecast. Muggy conditions are expected. An old front that’s sagging south is expected to bring low clouds and rain as it reaches Hawai’i County sometime late Tuesday into Wednesday. Trade winds may make a return by the weekend, bringing trade wind weather along with them.
Surf & Seas
The above average north-northwest swell should be back down to average levels today, gradually fading through midweek. Today, heights are expected to be head high to overhead at spots best exposed to the swell. A moderate north-northwest swell (320 – 360°) is expected to start building Thursday afternoon. Some northwest swell action from Ana is also possible late in the week.
Swell generated by Ana continues to drop and a small south-southwest (200 – 190°) is expected to build in today, offering heights in the knee to waist high range. Gales well southeast of New Zealand could bring surf by the middle of next week.
Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.
Almanac for Hilo Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 88° / Set in 1992
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 63° / Set in 2012