Winds Weaken, Windward Showers
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 8 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 4:00 a.m. Thursday.
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We expect partly sunny skies today with high clouds streaming overhead. Windward spots are expected to be wet in the early morning with scattered showers forecasted through the day. Scattered showers are expected in the afternoon for leeward areas as winds weaken and local sea breezes take hold. Breezy east to southeast winds are forecasted from 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts along the Hamakua coast. High temperatures from 79° to 84°.
UV index at 9 (“very high” exposure level)
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected with isolated showers and areas of haze. Light and variable winds are forecasted from 5 to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 66° to 72° are expected.
Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5
Trade winds are expected to deliver a band of showers to windward areas early Thursday, with a few showers drifting to leeward areas. Northeast trade winds are expected to strengthen over the weekend. An area of instability near the islands will act to focus clouds and showers over the islands, and a trend toward wetter weather can be expected into next week as the island atmosphere becomes increasingly unstable.
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