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Unsettled Windward Weather Expected

April 16, 2015, 1:28 AM HST
* Updated April 16, 7:54 AM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters through midnight Thursday for east winds up to to 25 knots and rough seas up to 13 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.**

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Today (Updated at 7:00 a.m.)

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Conditions have been drier than anticipated overnight so will back off on the frequency and coverage of rainfall and cloud cover for the Big Island. However, the area of instability to the north of us could still bring enhanced showers. Will keep an eye on it and bring you the latest.

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Previous forecast:

Mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast with numerous windward showers expected. Partly cloudy skies are expected for leeward areas with scattered showers. Trade winds are forecasted from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures from 80° to 85°.

UV index at 10 (“very high” exposure level)

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Tonight

Frequent showers are expected for windward and mauka areas tonight. Leeward spots are forecasted to be mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening, then isolated showers after midnight. Trade winds are forecasted around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° are expected.

 

Looking Ahead 

Locally breezy trade winds are expected over the islands through next week. A disturbance high in the atmosphere is forecasted to pass north of us through Friday making showers more active as it passes. The trade winds are expected to strengthen and rainfall will decrease over the weekend as the ugly weather moves away.

 

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