Breezy West Winds Expected Today
A High Wind Warning is posted for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. West winds from 50 to 80 mph are expected. The National Weather Service advises that winds this strong can make walking and driving difficult. Travel to the summit should be delayed until winds subside.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for windward and southeast Big Island waters along with the Alenuihaha channel through 6:00 p.m. Friday for southwest winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 12 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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We expect west winds from 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts. The summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are under a High Wind Warning at this time. The forecast for the Big Island calls for mostly sunny skies in the morning with partly cloudy skies and isolated showers for the afternoon. High temperatures should fall in the range of 77° to 83°.
UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)
Mostly clear skies are expected tonight with north winds from 10 to 15 mph becoming east. Low temperatures are forecasted from 64° to 69°.
Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18
Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5
Locally breezy and gusty westerly winds are expected through Friday. A fast moving band of spotty showers is forecasted to pass over the island chain on Friday. Winds will gradually weaken and shift out of the north as drier conditions develop Friday night and Saturday. South to southwest winds will steadily increase on Sunday then become breezy and gusty on Monday ahead of a front. The front is expected to move across the islands later Monday and Tuesday.
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