Wind Advisory in Effect For Portions of Big Island

April 3, 2022, 3:29 PM HST
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A wind advisory is now in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, April 4, for portions of the Big Island.

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, areas over and downwind of the Kohala mountains, interior and southeast portions of the Big Island are forecast to see sustained east winds of 20-30 mph with localized gusts up to 50 mph.

The advisory says winds this strong can knock down tree branches, blow away tents and unsecured objects and make it difficult to drive, especially for high profile vehicles.

Residents and motorists in the areas covered by the advisory are advised to watch out for falling tree branches and make sure tents and awnings are secure or take them down. The National Weather Service also said to be prepared for power outages.

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