Trade Wind Weather Pattern Expected Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Alenuihaha channel and Big Island leeward and southeast waters through 6:00 a.m. Saturday for east winds up to to 25 knots, gusting to 30 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 during the day. Mostly sunny skies are expected for leeward areas in the morning with building cloud cover and isolated showers in the afternoon. Trade winds are forecasted from 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts. 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 isolated showers in the evening, then clearing should take place. Trade winds are forecasted from 10 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° are expected.
Locally breezy trade winds are expected to continue through Friday. The trades should bring passing showers to windward areas with a few showers reaching leeward locations from time to time. The leeward Big Island will see clouds and some showers in the afternoons and evenings. Trade winds are expected to drop to moderate levels for the weekend as an old frontal cloud band moves south over the islands during the weekend bringing an increase in rainfall.
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