Gusty Winds Continue Today
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for leeward waters of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday. The ʻAlenuihāhā channel and windward waters are under a more urgent Gale Warning.
A High Wind Warning is posted for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6 a.m. Thursday for winds from 50 to 60 mph with higher gusts up to 75 mph.
A Wind Advisory is also posted through 6 a.m. Thursday for the Big Island. The advisory could be extended if conditions persist.
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Breezy east to northeast trade winds are forecast to stay in place through the weekend with clouds and showers favoring windward and mauka areas. Early next week, winds should briefly weaken and the chance for showers will increase as another cold front moves through the island chain. Strong trades will return by the middle of next week, as another area of strong high pressure builds to the north of the state.
Today we expect mostly sunny skies with scattered morning showers in windward spots and isolated showers for leeward areas. Windy conditions are forecast with 15 to 30 mph northeast winds gusting to 45 mph. High temperatures from 80° to 85°.
UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)
Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts. Scattered windward and mauka showers are forecast. Low temperatures from 66° to 71°.
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