Featured Articles

Enhanced Showers Expected Late Saturday

April 4, 2015, 1:58 AM HST
* Updated April 3, 11:02 PM
Listen to this Article
2 minutes
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel as well as waters to the south and west of the Big Island through 6:00 p.m. Saturday for east winds from 20 to 25 knots and rough seas up to 12 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

**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.**

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT

 

Today

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast with scattered showers in the morning and showers likely in windward areas in the afternoon. Mostly clear skies are expected for leeward areas in the morning with building cloud cover in the afternoon. Trade winds are forecasted from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures from 80° to 85°.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The windward side is forecasted to get mostly cloudy skies and occasional showers. Leeward spots are expected to get mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers in the evening, then clearing. Trade winds are forecasted around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 68° to 73° are expected.

 

Sunday

Partly sunny skies are expected with isolated to scattered morning showers for windward locations. The Kona side will have mostly sunny skies in the morning and some afternoon cloud cover and possible isolated afternoon showers. Winds are forecasted out of the northeast from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures from 80° to 85° and low temperatures from 68° to 73°.

 

Looking Ahead 

Low clouds and modest shower activity will favor windward slopes, while high clouds are expected to increase over parts of the island chain. Easterly trade winds are forecasted to strengthen this weekend. Showers will be focused across windward areas, though pockets of moisture in the trade wind flow will produce some leeward rainfall at times. One such area of showers is expected to pass through late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.

 

Our Big Island Now Weather homepage always includes daily: Sunrise | Sunset | Moonrise | Moonset | Moon Phase | Live Weather Cams | 5-day Forecast | Current Temperature & Conditions

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

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

Image: UHSOEST

Image: UHSOEST

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.