Wind Advisory in Effect For Portions of Big Island
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for portions of the Big Island.
The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday, July 11.
According to an NWS alert message, an uptick in winds today (Sunday, July 10) and tonight will bring low end wind advisory criteria to interior portions of the island, including the saddle area, as well as North Hawai‘i, including the Kohala Mountains.
East winds of 15-30 mph are forecast in the advisory areas, with gusts of more than 45 mph. The
strongest winds will be over exposed ridges and through gaps.
“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 of high profile vehicles,” the National Weather Service message said. “Watch out for falling tree branches when walking or driving. Make
sure tents and awnings are secure or take them down. Be prepared for power outages.”