Winds Strengthen Today Before Weakening for Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Small Craft Advisory: In effect from 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday.
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Trade winds are forecast to pick up in strength to breezy levels today. On Friday they may weaken slightly. Clouds and showers are expected to focus over our usual windward and mauka spots until the winds weaken and shift out of the southeast and south. This is expected starting Saturday and through the weekend resulting in warmer, more humid weather with afternoon sea breezes and nighttime land breezes taking control of the forecast. Volcanic haze is also likely to spread over most of the state starting this weekend.
We expect east winds around 15 to 25 mph. Partly cloudy skies in windward spots with scattered showers. Leeward spots should be mostly sunny in the morning with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon and isolated showers. Haze in some spots. Temperatures up to 84° to 89°.
UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)
East winds around 15 to 20 mph. Scattered showers in windward spots with isolated showers to start and clearing skies for the Kona side as the night goes on. Low temperatures from 70° to 75°.
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