Wind Advisory Issued for Areas on Hawai‘i Island
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for portions of the Big Island till 10 p.m. A fire weather watch has also been issued.
Winds will be coming in from the east to northeast at 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts. Affected areas include North and South Kohala, Hāmākua, North and South Kona and Ka’ū.
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.
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.
A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Strong, gusty trade winds dry fuel, and low relative humidity could produce extreme fire behavior. Any fires that develop will likely rapidly spread and be difficult to control.
Due to conditions, the public is advised to limit any activity that involves using open flames such as grilling and camp fires and not to park cars on dry grass after a trip.