Weak Trade Winds Expected Today
The High Surf Warning has been cancelled and replaced by a High Surf Advisory. The advisory is posted for the south facing shores of all islands in Maui County through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. Wave heights of 8 to 12 foot faces are forecasted. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Marine Weather Statement has also been issued. The National Weather Service says “a long period south swell will continue to generate moderate surges in south facing harbors. Additionally, waves my break in and near channel entrances through Monday.”
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We expect high temperatures from 84° to 89°. Southeast winds are expected up to 15 mph. Partly sunny skies are forecasted for windward areas with scattered showers. For leeward areas we expect a mostly clear morning and afternoon clouds with scattered showers.
UV index at 13 (“extreme” exposure level)
For leeward areas, partly cloudy skies are expected tonight with clearing as the night goes on. Windward spots are mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Variable winds are forecasted up to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 72° to 77° are expected.
The trade winds are expected to be weak through Monday, allowing local nighttime land breezes and afternoon sea breezes to form, mainly across leeward areas. Moderate trade winds will return by the middle of the new work week.
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