Windward Showers Expected Today
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A slight increase in trade winds is expected for Tuesday and Wednesday before winds are forecast to drop off later in the week. Clouds and passing showers will tend to favor windward and mauka areas with just a few showers expected elsewhere.
The latest forecast track for hurricane Olaf shows the system moving northward far east of the Hawaiian Islands over the weekend. If the forecast holds, Olaf is not expected to directly impact our weather but will bring warning level surf to some east shores. We will keep an eye on this and bring you the latest.
Today mostly cloudy skies are expected with occasional morning showers in windward areas and scattered showers in the afternoon. The Kona side is forecast to get clear skies in the morning with building cloud cover and scattered showers by the afternoon. High temperatures from 83° to 88°. Northeast winds are forecast around 15 to 20 mph.
UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)
Northeast winds are expected in the evening around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 71° to 76°. Mostly cloudy skies are expected in the evening with scattered showers for windward spots. Leeward spots should see clearing as the night goes on.
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