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Wet Trade Wind Pattern Expected Through Today

May 24, 2017, 1:21 AM HST
* Updated May 23, 7:27 PM
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Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā channel and southeast and leeward Big Island waters through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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Looking Ahead

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Wet trade wind weather pattern expected through the day Wednesday with showers in windward and mauka spots. Winds are forecast to gradually weaken through the second half of the work week with light and variable winds expected through Memorial Day weekend. Daytime sea breezes and nighttime land breezes are forecast to take over during that time to bring warm and humid weather with some volcanic haze as well. An upper level disturbance will pass over the state this weekend and could enhance afternoon showers as well.

 

Today 

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We expect east winds from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 81° to 86°. Mostly sunny skies in the morning with building clouds in the afternoon and a isolated showers for the Kona side with some haze. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers for windward spots.

UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

East winds are forecast from 15 to 20 mph. Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers for windward spots overnight and clearing for the Kona side as the night goes on. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°.

 

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