Weekend Weather Will be Breezy
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters through 6 p.m. Saturday. The advisory will last until Sunday at 6 p.m. for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel and Big Island leeward and southeast waters. Winds of 20 to 30 knots are expected and rough seas from 10 to 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
The High Surf Advisory has been extended for the north-east facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Sunday. Surf along east facing shores could reach heights of 6 to 8 feet. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents that make getting into the water hazardous and swimming difficult.
**Saturday and Sunday weather charts for conditions at 7am and 4pm. Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.**
Today, Saturday November 29, 2014
The UHSOEST vog model (pictured above) shows hazy conditions on the leeward side this afternoon, especially from Kona and to the south. Winds are expected out of the northeast from 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to about 35 mph. Leeward areas should be mostly sunny in the morning and mostly cloudy in the afternoon as the sea breeze kicks in due to daytime heating. Windward and mauka areas are forecasted to get partly cloudy skies with scattered showers. High temperatures should fall in the range of 81° to 86° and around 70° at 5000 feet.
Sunrise: 6:37 a.m.
Sunset: 5:40 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies are expected in windward and mauka areas tonight with scattered showers in the forecast. Leeward areas should be mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear as the land breeze kicks in and pushes our clouds out to sea. Winds are out of the northeast from 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures fare expected in the range of 67° to 72° with a low of about 50° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 12:50 p.m.
Moonset: 1:07 a.m.
Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.
Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Mostly cloudy skies are expected in windward and mauka areas with scattered showers. Leeward spots should be partly cloudy with isolated showers. Highs from 80 to 85 degrees with winds out of the east from 15 to 20 mph.
High pressure is churning out our trade winds and they are pretty strong. We expect to have these breezy trades through the holiday weekend. Lingering moisture will continue to bring scattered showers to windward areas. Leeward spots should be dry. Trade wind speeds are forecasted to drop slightly early next week.
Almanac for Hilo Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 88° / Set in 1978
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 62° / Set in 1999