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Lighter Winds Expected Today & Friday

March 3, 2016, 1:08 AM HST
* Updated March 2, 7:11 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Wind Advisory is posted for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6 a.m. Thursday for west winds from 40 to 50 mph, gusting to 55 mph.

A Marine Weather Statement has been issued for a very large northwest swell producing harbor surges in Honokohau Harbor and large breaking waves at the harbor entrance.

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

Thursday and Friday weakening winds will allow for daytime sea breezes and overnight land breezes in most areas Thursday and Friday. Another area of high pressure will build northeast of the state over the weekend, with the next cold front expected to push through the islands Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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Today

Today we expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered windward showers. Leeward spots could see isolated showers in the afternoon but are sunny to start. Hazy skies are expected. High temperatures from 79° to 84°.  East winds are expected up to 10 mph.

UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight

East winds are expected up to 10 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° with mostly clear skies and isolated showers for leeward spots. Windward areas can expect partly cloudy skies and scattered showers.

 

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