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Gusts up to 55 mph Expected Today

December 19, 2015, 1:02 AM HST
* Updated December 18, 9:21 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island windward waters through 6 a.m. Friday. East winds are expected up to 30 knots and seas up to 12 feet.

A Gale Warning is posted for winds up to 35 knots and seas up to 15 feet in the Alenuihaha channel and to the south and west of the Big Island. The warning is posted through 6 p.m. Sunday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for east shores through 6 p.m. Sunday for 8 to 11 foot faces.

A Wind Advisory is posted for the Big Island through 6 p.m. Saturday for east winds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph.

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Looking Ahead

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Strong trade winds will continue into next week and will carry showers into windward and mauka spots with passing rainfall reaching leeward locations from time to time. Trades are expected to weaken next week.

 

Today & Sunday

Mostly cloudy skies are expected for windward areas with showers likely. Partly sunny skies for the Kona side with areas of haze and scattered showers in the afternoon as cloud cover builds. Northeast winds from 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. High temperatures from 79° to 84°.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight & Sunday Night

Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with showers likely in windward spots and clearing overnight for the leeward side.

 

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