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Breezy Winds & Windward Showers Today

April 30, 2015, 1:46 AM HST
* Updated April 29, 9:50 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters through 6:00 p.m. Thursday. East winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 9 to 13 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for our east facing shores through 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Surf is expected to reach 5 to 8 foot faces. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

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Today

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Mostly cloudy skies are forecasted for windward spots with showers likely. Partly cloudy skies for leeward areas becoming mostly cloudy by the afternoon with isolated showers. Winds are expected out of the east from 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. High temperatures from 81° to 86°.

UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

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Tonight

Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight with likely windward showers. Partly cloudy for leeward spots with isolated showers and clearing as the night goes on. East winds are forecasted from 15 to 25 mph. Low temperatures from 68° to 73° are expected.

 

Looking Ahead 

Trades are expected to ease slightly Thursday and Friday, then decrease further to more moderate levels over the weekend. Clouds and showers will be focused over windward and mauka areas, with the gusty winds pushing some showers leeward of the smaller islands as well for the next couple days. The leeward Big Island will also see a few showers each afternoon.

 

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