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WEEKEND WEATHER: Partly Sunny With Isolated Showers

December 27, 2014, 1:00 AM HST
* Updated December 28, 11:35 AM
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Alerts

A Wind Advisory is posted for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. North winds from 35 to 50 mph are expected with gusts over 60 mph.

**Weather charts for both Saturday and Sunday are below. Click directly on the images 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.**

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Today, Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Today, we expect mostly sunny skies in the morning with building clouds as the day goes on. Isolated showers are forecasted in the afternoon. Winds are variable from 5 to 15 mph. High temperatures should fall in the range of 77° to 82°.

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Sunrise: 6:53 a.m.

Sunset: 5:50 p.m.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

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Tonight

Clear skies are expected tonight on the Big Island with just isolated showers for windward spots. North winds are expected from 5 to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 66° to 71° degrees.

Moonrise: 11:34 a.m.

Moonset: 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 28

Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.

Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.

 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winds are expected out of the northeast today from 5 to 20 mph. Isolated showers are expected for windward spots during the day with scattered showers at night. Highs from 77° to 82° and lows from 66° to 71°.

Sunrise: 6:53 a.m.

Sunset: 5:51 p.m.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Looking Ahead 

Light northerly winds and cool temperatures are expected through the weekend. Clouds and light showers will linger mainly over north through west slopes. More typical trade-wind conditions will return gradually by Sunday night and Monday. A weak front is forecasted to move southeast across the state from Tuesday into Wednesday (New Year’s Eve). A stronger front may bring heavier rainfall late in the week.

 

Almanac for Hilo Airport

Maximum Temperature for today: 

Normal 79°

Record 87° / Set in 1996

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 64°

Record 60° / Set in 1960 and tied in 1998

**Click here for your detailed Big Island surf report.**

 Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

Saturday afternoon vog forecast / Image: UHSOEST

Saturday afternoon vog forecast / Image: UHSOEST

 Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

 Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

 Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

 Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

 Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

 Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

Sunday afternoon vog forecast / Image: UHSOEST

Sunday afternoon vog forecast / Image: UHSOEST

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