Windward Showers, Breezy Winds Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for the east facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi until 6 p.m. Friday. Surf along east facing shores could reach heights of 6 to 9 feet. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents that make getting into the water hazardous and swimming difficult.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County windward waters, the ʻAlenuihāhā, Pailolo and Kaiwi channels until 6 a.m. Saturday. Winds of 20 to 25 knots are expected and rough seas from 8 to 15 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 28, 2014
Winds are expected out of the northeast from 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to about 40 mph. Leeward spots will see lots of sunshine and windward areas will be partly to mostly cloudy with on and off isolated showers forecasted during the day. High temperatures should fall in the range of 78° to 83° and around 68° at 5000 feet.
Sunrise: 6:44 a.m.
Sunset: 5:43 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies are expected across Maui County tonight with scattered showers for windward and mauka areas. Winds are out of the northeast from 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 68° to 73° with a low of about 51° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 12:11 p.m.
Moonset: 12:14 a.m. on Nov. 29
Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.
Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.
High pressure is churning out our trade winds and they are pretty strong. We expect to have these breezy trades through the holiday weekend. Lingering moisture will continue to bring scattered showers to windward areas. Leeward spots should be dry. Trade wind speeds are forecasted to drop slightly early next week. The forecast will be updated daily and as necessary so check back for any changes.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 88° / Set in 2007
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 55° / Set in 2007