Weekend Weather Brings 50 mph Gusts to Parts of Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Wind Advisory: The Kohala area will experience gusts up to 50 mph through Sunday evening.
High Surf Warning: North and east facing shores of Big Island through 10 a.m. Saturday. Then, High Surf Advisory will be in effect.
Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Sunday for northeast winds up to 30 knots.
Marine Weather Statement: A large long-period north swell continues to impact the island chain. This well could produce surges in north facing harbors like Hilo and could produce large breaking waves near channel and harbor entrances. Mariners are asked to exercise extreme caution.
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Strong trade winds are forecast through this weekend and into early next week. Passing showers will favor our usual windward and mauka spots, with a few showers pushing over to leeward areas. A wet trade wind weather pattern is expected to develop Sunday and continue through much of next week. The wettest conditions are expected over the eastern end of the island chain.
Today & Sunday
We expect northeast winds up to 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast with showers likely in windward spots. Lots of leeward sunshine with isolated afternoon showers as clouds build. Some areas of haze as well. Temperatures up to 78° to 83°. Sunday, an increase in shower coverage is expected.
UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)
Tonight & Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy skies with windward showers likely and isolated leeward showers. Low temperatures from 66° to 71°. Winds are expected to be northeast up to 15 to 30 mph, gusting to 50 mph.
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