Gusty Trade Wind Weather Today
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. Thursday for east winds up to to 25 knots and rough seas up to 11 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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Mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast with scattered windward showers. Mostly sunny skies are expected for leeward areas in the morning with building cloud cover and scattered showers in the afternoon. Briefly heavy downpours are possible. Trade winds are forecasted from 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. High temperatures from 80° to 85°.
UV index at 10 (“very high” exposure level)
Showers are likely in windward and mauka areas tonight. Leeward spots are expected to have mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers in the evening, then some clearing. Trade winds are forecasted from 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures from 67° to 73° are expected.
Gusty trade winds are expected through the weekend. Off and on showers should continue across windward areas with some rainfall blowing over to leeward locations of the smaller islands from time to time. The Kona side of the Big Island will have afternoon clouds and showers with some local downpours.
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