New Year’s Day Weather Forecast
A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Alenuihaha channel and windward waters through 8 p.m. Friday for seas of 10 to 15 feet.
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Light winds tonight will likely keep some smoke from new years celebrations over portions of the islands overnight. A cold front approaching from the northwest will bring gusty, northerly winds into the islands Friday afternoon for Kauai and Oahu, and spread down the island chain. A few more showers may accompany the front, but no significant rainfall is expected. By Saturday, high pressure north of the sate will control the local weather again. Another cold front will approach the state during the early to middle part of next week.
Northeast winds are expected today around 15 to 20 mph. Partly sunny skies are expected today with isolated showers during the day. High temperatures from 78° to 84°.
UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)
Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 74°. Mostly cloudy skies with showers likely for windward areas. Scattered showers in leeward spots.
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