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Winds Increasing, Relatively Dry Today

January 4, 2016, 1:20 AM HST
* Updated January 3, 8:22 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Alenuihaha channel and windward waters through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Monday for surf heights near 8 feet along west facing shores of the Big Island.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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Looking Ahead

Trade winds are expected to gradually increase through Monday, becoming locally breezy by Tuesday. The returning trade winds will maintain the mostly dry weather pattern through Monday, but moisture associated with a weakening front is expected to bring an increase in windward showers from Monday night through Tuesday night. Winds will shift to the southeast and weaken on Wednesday, with light winds prevailing into next weekend. Additional fronts may bring increased showers by the end of the week, and again next weekend.

 

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Today

Variable winds are expected today from 5 to 15 mph. Partly sunny skies are expected today with isolated windward showers. Mostly clear skies are expected for leeward spots with isolated showers in the afternoon as clouds build. High temperatures from 80° to 85°.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Northeast winds are expected from 10 to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°. Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers for windward areas. Isolated showers in leeward spots.

 

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