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Transitioning from Trades to Light Winds This Weekend

October 21, 2017, 7:39 AM HST
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Looking Ahead

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We are transitioning from trade wind weather to light and variable winds today. Sunday muggy, hot conditions are expected. A moist southerly wind flow is forecast to take over on Monday ahead of an approaching cold front that is forecast to moved down the island chain from Monday evening through Wednesday. A drier, cooler northerly wind flow is forecast to settle over the islands after that and last for a few days.

 

Today & Sunday

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We expect northeast winds around 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts. Partly sunny skies are forecast with scattered windward showers and isolated leeward showers in the afternoon. Temperatures up to 83° to 88°. Sunday, winds will become southerly up to 15 mph with muggier conditions expected and scattered showers. Showers are likely for windward spots with scattered leeward showers.

UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Tonight &  Sunday Night

Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered windward showers and clearing leeward skies. Low temperatures from 71° to 76°. Winds are expected to be out of the east around 15 mph and shifting to out of the south. Sunday night, showers are likely for windward spots with scattered leeward showers.

 

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