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High Winds Expected for Weekend, Today’s Forecast

January 19, 2017, 1:33 AM HST
* Updated January 18, 9:38 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Warning: West shores of Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday.

Small Craft Advisory: All island waters through 6 p.m. Thursday.

Special Weather Statement: Very windy conditions are expected this weekend. These winds will be especially gusty at higher elevations and through mountain gaps and downsloping areas. If you have outdoor activities planned, you may want to postpone them or reconsider your plans.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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Looking Ahead

Moderate to breezy trade winds are expected through Thursday with winds becoming light and variable Thursday night and Friday as a front approaches. The front will pass over the islands this weekend and stalling out near the Big Island early next week bringing an increase in showers across the state. Very strong trade winds are expected this weekend, before easing early next week.

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Today

We have east winds today from 10 to 15 mph with high temperatures from 79° to 84°. Partly cloudy skies are forecast for windward and mauka spots with scattered morning showers and party cloudy skies and isolated showers in the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies for the Kona side with some clouds building in the afternoon.

UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

East winds 10 to 15 mph tonight. Scattered windward showers with clearing skies for the leeward side. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

 

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