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Winds Begin to Weaken Today

May 18, 2017, 1:37 AM HST
* Updated May 17, 9:40 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: East facing shores of the Big Island through 6 a.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

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Breezy trade winds are expected to weaken Thursday through Saturday as a weak cold front nears the state. Winds are expected to pick back early next week. The airmass will remain fairly stable which will limit the extent of trade wind showers or afternoon leeward showers.

 

Today

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We expect northeast winds up to 15 mph with local sea breezes developing in the afternoon for the Kona side. High temperatures are forecast from 81° to 86°. Partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers for windward spots in the morning. For the Kona side, sunshine in the morning with building clouds in the afternoon and a chance of showers during that time. Hazy skies are expected as well.

UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

Northeast winds are forecast up to 15 mph with local land breezes. Partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers for windward spots and clearing for the Kona side as the night goes on. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°.

 

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