Volcanic Haze, Light ESE Winds This Weekend

April 8, 2017, 1:33 AM HST (Updated April 7, 2017, 8:20 PM)

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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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**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.**



    Looking Ahead

    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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    Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Big Island tsunami damage in 2011. She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Big Island Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Big Island Now's news and entertainment sections. The former Miss Hawaii is also a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger.


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