Breezy Winds Expected Today for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Wednesday for all Big Island coastal waters.
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Trade winds are forecast to continue through the upcoming weekend. The moderate to strong trades will ease slightly later in the week. Clouds and showers are expected to favor windward and mauka spots during the nights and mornings, although the trades will be carrying some of these showers into the leeward areas from time to time on the smaller islands. Weaker trades are expected Thursday into Friday. An upper level disturbance could usher in an uptick in trade showers Friday afternoon into Saturday. Stronger trades returns briefly early next week.
Today we expect mostly cloudy in the morning with numerous showers for windward areas in the morning and scattered showers during the day. The Kona side will be partly sunny to start with clouds building in the afternoon and scattered showers. Hazy skies are expected. Northeast winds are forecast from 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 35 mph. High temperatures from 80° to 85°.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast with numerous showers in windward areas. For the Kona side clearing skies as the night goes on. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.
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