Wind Advisory Issued Island-wide Starting Sunday
A high wind warning for Big Island summits was extened to Monday at 6 a.m. and a wind advisory for the rest of the island will go into effect Sunday at 6 a.m.
According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, areas impacted by the advisory include Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Miloliʻi, Kawaihae, Waikiʻi, Puʻuanahulu, Ocean View, South Point, Pāhala, Mountain View, Laupahoehoe, Honokaʻa, Kamuela, Waipiʻo and Hawī.
South winds are anticipated to be 20 to 35 mph with localized gusts of nearly 50 mph expected.
Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and awnings and make it difficult to steer, especially for drivers in high profile vehicles.
The public is advised to watch out for falling tree branches. Secure or take down tents, awnings and Christmas decorations. Be prepared for power outages.