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Breezy Winds Continue, Gusts up to 40 mph

December 16, 2015, 1:44 AM HST
* Updated December 15, 9:49 PM
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island south and leeward waters and channels through 6 a.m. Thursday. East winds are expected up to 25 knots and seas up to 10 feet.

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ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Looking Ahead

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Strengthening trade winds are expected across the island chain. These strong trades are expected to continue through early next week with clouds and showers most prevalent over windward and mauka areas. Some showers and clouds may travel to leeward sides from time to time riding on the breezy winds.

 

Today

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Partly sunny skies are expected for windward areas with showers likely in the morning and scattered showers in the afternoon. Partly sunny skies for the Kona side with areas of haze and isolated showers in the afternoon as cloud cover builds. Northeast winds from 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. High temperatures from 81° to 86°.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures from 70° to 75°. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with showers likely in windward spots and isolated showers expected for the leeward side and clearing overnight.

 

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