Wind, High Surf Advisories Extended
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended wind and high surf advisories through Sunday evening, Oct. 10.
The wind advisory includes the Districts of Hāmākua, North and South Kohala, Puna and Kaʻū and Saddle Road above 5,000 feet. Sustained winds of up to 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph are forecasted.
Residents are advised to secure outdoor items, be aware of downed trees, stay clear of downed utility poles and lines and know that road closures may occur without notice.
Drivers in high-profile vehicles are advised to drive with caution.
Additionally, NWS extended the high surf advisory for all east-facing shores, which now includes south-facing shores.
Surf will be higher than normal, shore break, and dangerous currents could cause injury or death.
Beachgoers should expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.
Beaches may be closed without notice.