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Forecast: Trades Transition to Light Winds

January 26, 2017, 8:04 AM HST
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Wind Advisory: Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits through noon Thursday.

Small Craft Advisory: All waters and channels through 6 p.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

Breezy trade winds are forecast to continue through Thursday. Conditions will change going into Friday and the weekend with light and variable winds expected. Winds are also forecast to increase over the weekend as a cold front moves down the island chain. Behind the front cooler winds and breezy conditions are forecast. A trend toward drier weather is expected the next couple of days, until the front brings showers this weekend.

 

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Today

We have northeast winds today from 10 to 25 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 78° to 83°. Mostly sunny skies are forecast with some clouds building in the afternoon for the Kona side. Partly sunny skies for the windward side with scattered showers.

UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

Variable winds are forecast around 5 to 15 mph tonight. Clearing skies are expected tonight. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°.

 

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