Front Will Bring Increased Chance of Showers
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels in addition to Māʻalaea Bay until midnight. Winds up to 25 knots are expected out of the east and rough seas up to 11 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions and expected wave heights.**
Today, Friday November 21, 2014
Today we expect windward and mauka areas to get a few scattered showers with partly cloudy skies. Leeward spots can expect mostly sunny skies and limited isolated showers. High temperatures should fall in the range of 82° to 87° with highs from 67 – 70° at 5000 feet. Winds are down slightly out of the east from 15 – 20 mph.
Sunrise: 6:40 a.m.
Sunset: 5:43 p.m.
UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)
Tonight we expect isolated showers for leeward spots. Windward and mauka areas will have partly cloudy skies and scattered showers. East winds from 15 to 20 mph are forecasted. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 69° to 74° with a low of about 53° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 5:55 a.m.
Moonset: 5:30 p.m.
Next New Moon: Nov. 22, 2014 at 2:33 a.m.
Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.
Trade winds are expected to remain breezy through the week with lighter winds currently forecasted for the weekend. A gradual weakening trend is currently underway. A front is expected to reach the islands early next week, pushing down the island chain to Maui County sometime on Monday and bringing an increase in showers. Ahead of the front winds will weaken and a diurnal land / sea breeze weather pattern will set up. That in combination with unstable conditions could spawn heavy showers Sunday afternoon.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 92° / Set in 2011
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 56° / Set in 1953