Increase in Windward Showers, Winds Weaken
The High Surf Advisory has been extended until Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. for surf from 5 to 8 feet along south facing shores. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Small Craft Advisory has been posted for the Alenuihaha channel and waters to the south and west of the Big Island through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. East winds up to 25 knots and rough seas of 6 to 10 feet are expected.
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Today we expect high temperatures from 81° to 86°. East winds are expected around 15 mph. Mostly cloudy skies for windward spots with numerous morning showers and frequent afternoon showers. Mostly sunny skies for leeward areas becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon with numerous showers.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight with numerous showers at night for windward areas. Numerous showers in the evening, then clearing expected through the night as the land breeze takes hold. East winds are forecasted up to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 70° to 75° are expected.
Winds are expected to weaken slightly on Wednesday and Thursday. A batch of showers moving in from the east is forecasted to increase showers, especially over windward sections of the Big Island and Maui from early Wednesday morning into Thursday. A front approaching the islands from the northwest is forecast to further weaken the trade winds Friday through the weekend.
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