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Trade Wind Weather Sticks Around

April 17, 2015, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated April 16, 9:29 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island southeast and leeward waters as well as the Alenuihaha channel through 6 p.m. Sunday for east winds up to to 30 knots and rough seas up to 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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Today

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We expect frequent windward showers this morning with scattered afternoon showers for the Hilo sides coastline. Kona side should get sunshine in the morning with building cloud cover in the afternoon and scattered showers. Trade winds are forecasted from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures from 80° to 85°.

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

 

Tonight

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Scattered to numerous 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. East winds are forecasted around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 68° to 73° are expected.

 

Looking Ahead 

Moderate to fresh trade wind flow is expected to stay in place through Saturday. Sunday through early next week an increase in trade wind speeds is forecasted. An approaching cold front will weaken the trades during the second half of next week.

 

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