Hilo, Hawaii Weather

Tonight

62° F
Rain Showers Likely
Wind 8 mph NNW

Sunday

79° F
Rain Showers Likely
Wind 7 to 10 mph N

Sunday Night

61° F
Isolated Rain Showers
Wind 9 mph N

Monday

78° F
Isolated Rain Showers
Wind 9 to 15 mph N

Monday Night

62° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 7 to 10 mph NNW

Tuesday

81° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 3 to 7 mph NE

Tuesday Night

62° F
Chance Rain Showers
Wind 6 mph NNW

Wednesday

81° F
Scattered Rain Showers then Partly Sunny
Wind 5 to 8 mph N

Wednesday Night

62° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 7 mph N

Thursday

81° F
Scattered Rain Showers then Mostly Cloudy
Wind 5 to 9 mph NNE

Thursday Night

62° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 2 to 7 mph NNW

Friday

81° F
Scattered Rain Showers then Mostly Cloudy
Wind 2 to 10 mph N

Friday Night

62° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 7 to 10 mph N

Saturday

81° F
Scattered Rain Showers then Mostly Cloudy
Wind 7 mph ENE
LOADING RADAR

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for January 22, 2022

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Hilo

Today: Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs around 80 near the shore to 63 to 68 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with numerous showers. Lows around 63 near the shore to around 49 at 4000 feet. Northwest winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Sunday: Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 79 near the shore to 64 to 69 at 4000 feet. North winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Kona

Today: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 78 to 83 near the shore to around 69 near 5000 feet. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 63 to 68 near the shore to around 50 near 5000 feet. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 79 to 84 near the shore to around 70 near 5000 feet. West winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Waimea

Today: Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs around 79 near the shore to 69 to 76 near 3000 feet. East winds up to 20 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 62 near the shore to 48 to 56 near 3000 feet. East winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Sunday: Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 78 near the shore to 70 to 77 near 3000 feet. East winds 10 to 25 mph shifting to the northeast up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Kohala

Today: Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs around 79 near the shore to 69 to 76 near 3000 feet. East winds up to 20 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 62 near the shore to 48 to 56 near 3000 feet. East winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Sunday: Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 78 near the shore to 70 to 77 near 3000 feet. East winds 10 to 25 mph shifting to the northeast up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

South Big Island

Today: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 81 near the shore to around 70 near 5000 feet. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 65 near the shore to around 49 near 5000 feet. Light winds.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 82 near the shore to around 71 near 5000 feet. Northeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Puna

Today: Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs around 80 near the shore to 63 to 68 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with numerous showers. Lows around 63 near the shore to around 49 at 4000 feet. Northwest winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Sunday: Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 79 near the shore to 64 to 69 at 4000 feet. North winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Waikoloa

Today: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 80 near the shore to 64 to 71 above 4000 feet. North winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows around 67 near the shore to 45 to 53 above 4000 feet. Southeast winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Scattered showers in the morning. Highs around 81 near the shore to 65 to 72 above 4000 feet. Northeast winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Detailed Forecast

Synopsis

Trade winds will gradually strengthen into next week. Clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka areas as pockets of moisture ride in on the trades. Total rainfall will be light.

Discussion

Trade winds have returned to the islands this morning as high pressure north of the islands becomes the dominant feature affecting flow across the area. A ragged band of patchy broken to overcast low clouds, marking a dissipated front, lies over Kauai and is poised to reach Oahu within the next few hours, then spread to the other islands through the rest of today. Radar shows very little associated shower activity. The old frontal cloud band will break up later today into tonight, leaving residual moisture near Kauai and Oahu.
As trades continue, look for clouds and showers to favor windward and mauka areas. Residual moisture from the dissipated front will pass west of the islands by Sunday. Moisture from a low to the east will be picked up in trade flow early next week, but no significant rainfall is expected. An upper trough will brush the Big Island Sunday, increasing winds over the summits there.

Aviation

A band of clouds and showers associated with the remnants of a cold front currently over Kauai will drift into Oahu this morning, and then spread into Maui and Hawaii County islands today and tonight. Brief periods of MVFR conditions are expected along the cloud band as it passes through the state. Elsewhere, VFR conditions are expected with cloud and shower trends shifting back to windward and mountain areas. Trade winds will strengthen this weekend as a high pressure system builds into the region.
AIRMET Sierra remains in effect for Tempo Mountain Obscuration above 020. Low cloud ceilings will drift into Oahu later this morning possibly expanding the AIRMET Sierra coverage.
No other AIRMETs in effect.

Marine

Trades have filled in statewide, and will likely reach the strong category over the typically windier locations around Maui County and the Big Island, as high pressure builds north of the area in the wake of a passing front this weekend. These winds combined with large seas associated with a new, west-northwest swell have led to Small Craft Advisory conditions for all Hawaiian waters. Trades may shift to a more northeast direction early next week as the islands become positioned between low pressure passing to the southeast and the ridge to the north.
Surf along exposed north and west facing shores is on the rise, which will continue through the morning hours today as a new, west-northwest swell builds down the island chain. Exposed nearshore PacIOOS buoys have ramped up quickly to several feet above predicted levels early this morning, which supports surf heights climbing well above warning levels (largest Kauai). Expect this to hold through most of the day with the offshore buoys still registering a swell height around 20 ft. A gradual downward trend is then expected tonight through the second half of the weekend as the swell begins to ease. Surf heights should dip below warning levels Sunday.
Impacts associated with the surf peaking around the early morning high tide cycle (5-6 AM HST) today may translate to erosion issues with water sweeping across portions of beaches that typically remain dry – with an increasing likelihood of some periodic overwash onto the typical vulnerable coastal roads when the larger, more infrequent, sets roll through.
Although a downward trend is expected through the second half of the weekend, another long-period, west-northwest pulse arriving by Sunday night will support advisory-level surf potentially persisting into Monday. Heights should then dip below advisory levels for north and west facing shores Tuesday through the second half of next week.
Surf along east facing shores may trend up over the weekend in response to a tight gradient that has setup between low pressure centered near 1000 miles east of Hilo and high pressure to its north. Recent ASCAT data showed a packet of strong- to gale-force winds focused at the state north of the low within the 060 to 080 degree directional bands relative to the islands. Guidance has this easterly swell arriving by tonight, then lingering into early next week before easing.

HFO Watches/Warnings/Advisories

High Surf Warning until 6 AM HST Sunday for Niihau, Kauai Leeward, Waianae Coast, Oahu North Shore, Maui Windward West, Kona, Kohala, Kauai North, Molokai Windward, Molokai North, Molokai West, Maui Central Valley North, Windward Haleakala.
Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM HST Sunday for all Hawaiian waters,

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