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Winds Forecast to Shift as Front Passes

April 5, 2016, 1:49 AM HST
* Updated April 5, 5:50 AM
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Looking Ahead

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A front is forecast to bring an increase in rainfall to the smaller islands on Tuesday then stall near the Big Island early Wednesday. Breezy and gusty northerly winds building behind the front will shift out of the east on Thursday, with remnant frontal moisture keeping windward spots rather wet. Trades are expected to weaken on Friday.

 

Today 

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Today we expect partly sunny conditions during the day for windward areas with scattered showers in the afternoon. The Kona side will be mostly sunny to start with clouds building in the afternoon and isolated showers. Hazy skies are forecast as well. Variable winds are forecast around 15 mph becoming northeasterly around 15 mph in the afternoon. High temperatures from 82° to 87°.

UV index at 14 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Breezy northeast winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast with showers likely in windward areas. For the Kona side partly cloudy with isolated showers. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

 

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