Volcanic Haze, Light ESE Winds This Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā channel and waters to the west of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Saturday.
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Winds are expected to weaken and veer out of the east-southeast for the weekend. That means afternoon sea breezes are forecast to bring clouds to interior and lee areas while nighttime land breezes will help to clear our skies of cloud cover. Volcanic haze could spread over Hawaii County. If you have breathing issues make sure to take the necessary precautions. A wetter trade wind weather pattern is forecast to return to the Aloha State next week.
Today & Sunday
We have light east-southeast flow this weekend with afternoon sea breezes up to 10 to 15 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 81° to 86° and feeling a bit warmer. Mostly sunny skies in the morning with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and isolated showers. Volcanic haze could be a problem this weekend.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Tonight & Sunday Night
East-southeast winds are forecast around 10 to 15 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are expected for Hawaii County to start, then clearing as the land breeze kicks in. Low temperatures from 69° to 74°.
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