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Trade Conditions Expected for Christmas Weekend

December 23, 2016, 1:51 AM HST
* Updated December 22, 10:54 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 a.m. Friday.

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Looking Ahead

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Trade winds will continue over Christmas weekend and into next week, with showers favoring windward and mauka areas, especially overnights and into the early morning. Wind speeds could drop off a bit on Friday but will strengthen again over the weekend.

 

Today 

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Partly sunny skies are expected today with scattered showers for windward and mauka spots along the Hilo side. Hazy for the Kona side with mostly clear skies in the morning and isolated showers in the afternoon. High temperatures from 79° to 84°. Winds will be east around 15 to 20 mph.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

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

 

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