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Cool, Breezy Trade Wind Weather Today

March 12, 2016, 1:24 AM HST
* Updated March 11, 9:28 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for leeward waters of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Saturday. The ʻAlenuihāhā channel and windward waters are under a more urgent Gale Warning.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east facing shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Saturday.

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

Cool and breezy trade wind weather will continue through Saturday with trade winds gradually diminishing Sunday into Monday. The trades will bring periods of clouds and a few showers to windward areas. Increased moisture approaching the islands from the southeast could fuel additional windward showers on the Big Island and Maui this weekend. Trade winds will slow down to moderate speeds on Sunday and become light and variable Monday night into Tuesday. A cold front is expected to move down the island chain on Tuesday, bringing a brief period of showers, followed by another round of cool and breezy weather.

 

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Today & Sunday

Today and Sunday we expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers in windward spots especially in the morning. The Kona side can expect areas of haze, clear mornings with mostly cloudy afternoons and isolated showers. Windy conditions are forecast with 15 to 25 mph northeast winds gusting to 40 mph. High temperatures from 79° to 84°.

UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight & Sunday Night

Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. Scattered windward and mauka showers are forecast with just isolated leeward showers. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

 

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