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Trade Winds Back in Forecast Today

January 21, 2016, 1:18 AM HST
* Updated January 20, 9:20 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the northwest exposed shores of the Big Island through 6:00 a.m. Thursday.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6:00 a.m. Thursday for rough seas from 10 to 15 feet in waters exposed to the northwest swells.

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

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.**

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Looking Ahead

Clouds and showers associated with a dissipating front will remain over the smaller islands tonight. The trade winds will return briefly during the next couple of days with showers favoring windward and mauka areas. Light and variable winds with dry conditions are expected this weekend, and early next week.

 

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Today 

Northeast winds are expected today from 10 to 20 mph. Partly sunny skies are forecast with clouds and haze building in the afternoon for leeward areas. Windward areas are mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High temperatures from 78° to 83°.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

Northeast winds are expected from 10 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 68° to 74°. Skies are expected to clear overnight as the land breeze kicks in on the leeward side. Partly cloudy skies and scattered showers for windward areas.

 

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