Breezy Winds Today, W/M Showers
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel as well as waters to the west and south of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Saturday. East winds up to 25 knots are expected along with rough seas of up to 12 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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Breezy trade winds are expected to continue into next week. Clouds and showers will be focused over the windward coasts and slopes, however the trades will be strong enough to carry a few showers over to leeward areas. Meanwhile, daytime heating will cause clouds and showers to develop over the Kona slopes each afternoon and evening. Increased moisture may move over the islands from the southeast late this weekend and early next week.
We expect partly to mostly cloudy skies for windward Big Island with showers likely in the morning and scattered showers in the during the day. The Kona side will be partly cloudy to start and mostly cloudy with isolated showers each afternoon. High temperatures from 84° to 89°. Northeast winds from 15 to 25 mph.
UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)
Northeast winds are expected in the evening from 15 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 72° to 77°. Mostly cloudy skies are expected in the evening with showers likely for windward spots. Leeward spots should get isolated showers in the evening with a clearing trend as the night goes on.
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