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No tropical cyclone activity threatening Hawai‘i, but forecasters watching two systems in Eastern Pacific

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Satellite image of the Eastern and Central Pacific basins from Tuesday morning, Aug. 1, 2023. (Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center)

There is no tropical cyclone activity threatening Hawai‘i or churning in the Central Pacific; however, the National Hurricane Center is watching two systems off the coast of Mexico in the Eastern Pacific.

Tropical Storm Dora was located earlier this morning about 345 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and moving west at 16 mph. The storm has maximum winds of 60 mph and is expected to make a gradual turn toward the west-southwest during the next few days. Dora is expected to intensify throughout the next two to three days and could become a major hurricane toward the latter half of this week.

Forecasters also are keeping an eye on an area of low pressure expected to form later this week a few hundred miles south of the coast of southwestern Mexico. Some gradual development of this system is possible, and a tropical depression could form by early next week while it moves west-northwest or northwest, roughly parallel to the southwestern coast of Mexico.


The chance of the system becoming a tropical depression is at 50 percent.

For additional information about tropical cyclones in the Eastern and Central Pacific areas, click here.

The National Weather Service forecast office in Honolulu says locally breezy trade winds will continue through the week for the Hawaiian Islands.


Expect limited windward showers, mainly during the overnight and early morning hours. Leeward areas will stay mostly dry with the exception of the Big Island’s Kona slopes, where afternoon clouds and showers will linger well into the night before diminishing.

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