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Winds Pick up to Breezy Levels Today

January 5, 2016, 1:30 AM HST
* Updated January 4, 9:32 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 a.m. Tuesday 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 increasing through Tuesday. The trade wind flow is expected to weaken and allow for afternoon sea breezes and night time land breezes during the mid to late week time frame. Another cold front is expected to move into and possibly through the islands over the upcoming weekend.

 

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Today

Northeast winds are expected today from 15 to 25 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with showers likely in windward and mauka areas. Partly cloudy skies are forecast for leeward spots with isolated showers late in the day. High temperatures from 79° to 84°.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 66° to 72°. Mostly cloudy skies with occasional showers for windward areas. Isolated showers in leeward spots in the evening.

 

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