Hazy Skies and Lots of Sunshine Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i from noon Monday through 6:00 a.m. The west side of Moloka’i is also included in the advisory. Wednesday. Surf is expected to build up to 15 to 20 feet for north shores late Monday. The west side of Moloka’i could get 10 to 15 foot faces. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
**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, Monday, January 12, 2015
Today we expect hazy skies due to the light and variable winds forecasted from 5 to 10 mph. Weaker winds mean a land and sea breeze pattern is likely to set up. Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for Maui County. As the land heats up, sea breezes are expected to develop which may lead to afternoon cloud cover and possible isolated light showers. High temperatures are expected to fall in the range of 79° to 84°.
Sunrise: 7:05 a.m.
Sunset: 6:03 p.m.
UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)
Mostly clear skies and areas of haze. Leeward spots may be cloudy to start but are expected to clear as the land breeze takes hold. A bit cooler tonight as we expect less cloud cover. Without the clouds to trap the heat, radiational cooling will take place and low temperatures from 60° to 65° degrees are expected. Light and variable winds up to 10 mph are forecasted.
Moonrise: 11:46 p.m. on Jan 11
Moonset: 11:50 a.m.
Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.
Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3
The relatively dry land and sea breeze weather pattern will continue across the islands for the work week. Vog and haze is expected to impact Maui County. A front is expected to pass north of the state Monday night followed by another front later this week that will weaken as it reaches Kauai.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 88° / Set in 1951
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 54° / Set in 1972