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Winds Weaken, Drier Conditions This Weekend

May 2, 2015, 1:50 AM HST
* Updated May 1, 7:56 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for leeward and southern Big Island waters as well as the Alenuihaha channel through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. 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.

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Today

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Partly sunny skies with scattered showers for windward areas today. Leeward spots will get lots of morning sunshine then clouds will build in the afternoon along with some isolated showers. Some leeward haze is expected in the afternoon. Winds are expected out of the northeast from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures from 81° to 86°.

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UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight

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

 

Sunday

Partly cloudy skies are expected with isolated to scattered showers for windward locations, mostly occurring at night and in the morning. Hazy skies are expected for the Kona side in the afternoon. Leeward sunshine in the morning with some afternoon cloud build-up. Winds are forecasted out of the east around 15 mph. High temperatures from 81° to 86° and low temperatures from 68° to 73°.

 

Looking Ahead 

Trade winds are expected to gradually weaken to moderate to locally fresh breezes on Saturday. Drier conditions are forecasted 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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