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Trade Wind Weather Expected Through Christmas

December 22, 2016, 1:47 AM HST
* Updated December 21, 6:49 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: East winds 20 to 30 knots in our windier channels through 6 p.m. Thursday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east side of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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

Trade wind weather is expected through the rest of the work week, with showers favoring our typical windward and mauka spots during the early morning and overnight hours. Although wind speeds could drop off a bit on Friday, breezy conditions are forecast through the weekend with stronger winds expected early next week.

 

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Today 

Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected with scattered showers for windward and mauka spots along the Hilo side. Hazy for the Kona side with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and scattered showers. High temperatures from 79° to 84°. Winds will be northeast around 10 to 20 mph.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

Northeast winds are forecast 10 to 20 mph. Mostly cloudy skies for windward spots with showers likely and scattered evening showers for the Kona side with clearing as the night goes on. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

 

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