Hybrid Weather Pattern With Trades Increasing
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Locally breezy trade winds will push a cloud band over the state keeping windward areas rather wet through Wednesday. Drier conditions are expected starting Wednesday night as the shower band shifts south and dissipates. Winds will also subside. Daytime sea breezes and nighttime land breezes are expected from Friday through Monday with afternoon clouds and showers over interior areas. Next week a return to breezy trade winds and windward showers is forecast.
We expect cloudy skies and occasional showers for windward spots today. The Kona side should be mostly sunny in the morning with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and scattered showers over mauka spots. Hazy skies are expected. Winds are northeast around 15 mph with local sea breezes developing. High temperatures from 80° to 85°.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Trade winds tonight around 15 mph. Windward spots are forecast to be mostly cloudy with showers likely. For the Kona side, clouds will clear as the night goes on and the land breeze takes hold. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°.
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