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Trade Winds Increase to 25 mph in Some Spots

October 3, 2017, 1:47 AM HST
* Updated October 2, 9:57 PM
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Looking Ahead

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Today is a transition day with the instability to the northwest moving away from the islands and trade wind weather filling in. Winds are forecast to become gusty on Wednesday and Thursday with showers focused over windward and mauka areas. Winds are expected to then decrease again for the weekend.

 

Today 

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We expect east winds from 15 to 25 mph. Partly cloudy skies with scattered windward showers (mainly in the morning) and afternoon isolated showers for the Kona side. Temperatures up to 84° to 89°.

UV index at 10 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

East winds are expected up to 25 mph. For Kona side, some isolated showers are possible to start, then clearing skies as the night goes on. Scattered windward showers are forecast overnight. Low temperatures from 72° to 77°.

 

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