Winds Swinging Around Today
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north and east facing shores of the Big Island through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Surf of 6 to 8 feet is expected. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters through 6 a.m. Thursday for northeast winds up to 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 expected for the Hilo side with scattered windward showers. Kona side should get sunshine in the morning with building cloud cover in the afternoon and scattered showers. Southeast winds are forecasted around 15 mph. High temperatures from 81° to 86°.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Windward and southeastern facing slopes are expected to get scattered showers tonight and mostly cloudy skies. Leeward spots are forecasted to be partly cloudy with just isolated showers. Southeast winds are forecasted around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 69° to 74° are expected.
Winds will become a bit lighter and swing around to a more southeasterly direction over the next few days. Clouds and passing showers will tend to favor windward and mauka areas with a few showers possible over some leeward areas at times. A front approaching the state is expected to weaken and move across the state early next week with an increase in showers accompanying it.
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