Trade Wind Weather Expected as Trades Ease
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters until Monday at 6 p.m. Winds of 20 to 25 knots are expected and rough seas up to 14 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
The High Surf Advisory has been extended for the east facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Monday. Surf along east facing shores could reach heights of 5 to 8 feet. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents that make getting into the water hazardous and swimming difficult.
**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, Monday December 1, 2014
Winds are expected out of the northeast around 15 mph with higher gusts in our usually windier spots. 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. We could see some showers get squeezed out of those p.m. clouds. Windward and mauka areas are forecasted to get mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers. High temperatures should fall in the range of 81° to 86° and around 70° at 5000 feet.
Sunrise: 6:39 a.m.
Sunset: 5:40 p.m.
UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)
Partly to mostly 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 around 15 mph. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 69° to 74° with a low of about 50° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 2:18 p.m.
Moonset: 3:03 a.m.
Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.
Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.
High pressure is expected to weaken over the next few days. Another high pressure system will churn out breezier trade winds the second half of the work week. Showers will mainly favor windward and mauka areas with some passing leeward from time to time on our breezy winds. An increase in high clouds is expected starting the middle of this week.
Almanac for Hilo Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 86° / Set in 1977 and tied in 2007
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 59° / Set in 1972