Light Winds and Land/Sea Breeze Pattern Today
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We expect high temperatures from 81° to 86°. Variable winds are expected up to 15 mph. Haze is forecasted for the Kona/south side in the afternoon (see UHSOEST vog model above). Partly to mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast for windward and mauka areas with scattered showers. Mostly clear leeward with mostly cloudy skies expected in the afternoon and scattered showers.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight with scattered showers for windward areas. Leeward areas could get a few evening showers, then clearing is expected through the night as the land breeze takes hold. Variable winds are forecasted up to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 70° to 75° are expected.
Weakening trade winds are expected to weaken further on Friday, with sea breezes becoming more prominent by day and land breezes by night. Shower activity is forecasted to shift from windward slopes mainly at night and during the morning to interior and leeward areas each afternoon, though rainfall amounts should remain modest.
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