Today’s Forecast, Front Expected Monday
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel until 6 p.m. Winds up to 25 knots are expected out of the east and rough seas up to 10 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, Saturday November 22, 2014
Mostly sunny skies are expected today for leeward areas. Windward and mauka spots can expect the usual scattered trade wind showers. High temperatures should fall in the range of 81° to 87° with highs from 67 – 70° at 5000 feet. Winds are down slightly out of the east at 15 mph with higher gusts.
Sunrise: 6:41 a.m.
Sunset: 5:43 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Tonight we expect isolated showers for leeward spots. Windward and mauka areas will have partly cloudy skies and scattered showers. East winds around 15 mph are forecasted. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 69° to 74° with a low of about 53° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 6:52 a.m.
Moonset: 6:21 p.m.
Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.
Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.
Trade winds are on the decline as a front approaches and will shift out of the southeast. Moderate rainfall and stiff north winds are expected as the front pushes down the island chain. Expected arrival time for Maui County is sometime on Monday. Ahead of the front winds will weaken and a diurnal land / sea breeze weather pattern will set up. Behind the front, cool and dry conditions are forecasted.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 91° / Set in 1979
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 56° / Set in 1949