Light Winds, Local Land / Sea Breezes Expected
A High Surf Warning is posted for the north and east facing shores of the island of Hawaii through 6 p.m. Saturday. Swell from hurricane Olaf is expected to impact the area with wave heights of 15 to 20 foot faces.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the south facing coastlines of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Saturday. Surf heights of 5 to 8 foot faces are expected.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all waters surrounding the Big Island through 6 p.m. Sunday. East to northeast winds up to 25 knots are forecast along with high seas.
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Light northeasterly trades will continue through the weekend with a few showers favoring interior areas during the day and windward areas at night. A weakening cold front will move across the island chain during the first half of next week, bringing an increase in showers. Trade winds behind the front will strengthen on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hurricane Olaf is forecast to pass well east of the islands over the weekend. Olaf is expected to bring large surf to the islands, other weather impacts are not expected.
Today partly cloudy skies are expected with isolated morning showers in windward areas. Sunshine is forecast as the day goes on. The Kona side is forecast to get clear skies in the morning with some clouds in the afternoon. High temperatures from 81° to 86°. Light winds are forecast with afternoon sea breezes up to 15 mph.
UV index at 9 (“very high” exposure level)
Light winds are expected in the evening with local land breezes helping to push any cloud cover back out to sea. Low temperatures from 70° to 75°. Partly 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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