Mixed Bag of Weather Today
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for the Kona side of the island through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service is calling for wave heights of 6 to 10 feet. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Alenuihaha channel and leeward / south waters of the Big Island through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
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Today windward spots are expected to be partly sunny with morning showers. The Kona side is forecasted to get morning sunshine and afternoon cloud cover. Breezy trade winds are forecasted from 15 to 25 mph. High temperatures should fall in the range of 79° to 84°.
UV index at 9 (“very high” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy skies are expected on the windward side and showers are likely. Leeward spots will get partly cloudy skies and isolated showers in the early evening, clearing as the night goes on. Trade winds are forecasted from 10 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° are expected.
Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5
Locally breezy trade winds are forecasted through Wednesday before decreasing in strength Thursday and Friday. The trade winds will deliver clouds and showers to windward areas, with a few quick showers pushing over to leeward areas overnight. Thursday into the weekend we expect lighter winds and wetter weather.
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