Enhanced Windward Showers Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for leeward and southern Big Island waters as well as the Alenuihaha channel through 6:00 p.m. Friday. East winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 10 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 a.m. Friday. 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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Mostly cloudy skies are forecasted for windward spots with frequent showers. Mostly sunny skies for leeward areas becoming mostly cloudy by the afternoon with scattered showers. Winds are expected out of the east from 15 to 25 mph. High temperatures from 81° to 86°.
UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)
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.
Fresh to locally strong trade winds are expected to gradually weakening to moderate levels on Saturday. A line of clouds and showers is forecasted to interact with a passing shortwave trough and produce enhanced showers Friday. Drier conditions should prevail this weekend, with a slight increase in showers next week. Trade winds will focus more of the precipitation across windward areas.
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