Wind Advisory Issued for Big Island & Maui
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 6 p.m Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
Winds are expected from the northeast to east up to 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts to 50 mph. Winds will be strongest over and downwind of terrain in Maui county and the Big Island, but strong winds are not expected in the Hilo area. Gusts up to 50 mph have been observed in Leeward Kohala and Waikoloa on the Big Island Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.
Strong gusts will make for hazardous driving conditions, especially in high-profile vehicles. Winds this strong can knock down tree branches, cause car doors to slam, and result in sporadic power outages.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph, are expected. Motorists should use extra caution.