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WEEKEND WEATHER: Hazy Skies, Light Winds

January 17, 2015, 1:57 AM HST
* Updated January 17, 11:56 AM
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Whale off of Ho’okipa / Image: Jimmie Hepp

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6:00 p.m. Sunday for the north and west facing shores of Moloka’i and the north shore of Maui. Surf from 15 to 20 feet is expected for the north exposures, while wave heights of 10 to 15 feet are expected for the west side of Moloka’i. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters (excluding Ma’alaea Bay and the Pailolo Channel) through 6:00 a.m. Sunday for rough seas up to 13 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.**

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Today, Saturday, January 17, 2015

Today we should get partly cloudy skies in Maui County with a slight chance of showers. We also expect hazy skies again, due to the light east winds forecasted 5 to 10 mph (see UHSOEST vog model above). The easterly direction means it won’t be quite as hazy as in previous days. However, weak winds mean a land and sea breeze pattern is likely to set up yet again. 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 81° to 86°.

Sunrise: 7:05 a.m.

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Sunset: 6:07 p.m.

UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies and isolated windward and mauka showers are expected tonight in Maui County. A nighttime land breeze is likely to set up. Low temperatures from 65° to 70° degrees are expected. Light east winds from 5 to 10 mph are forecasted.

Moonrise: 4:15 a.m.

Moonset: 3:41 p.m.

Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.

Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3

 

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 81°

Record 88° / Set in 1953

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 63°

Record 53° / Set in 1969 and tied in 2003

 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Partly cloudy skies expected today with isolated light showers in windward and mauka areas. Winds are out of the east from 5 to 10 mph and light enough for land and sea breezes to set up for Maui County. Hazy skies are again in the forecast. High temperatures should fall in the range of 82° to 87°. Lows are expected from 65° to 70°.

Sunrise: 7:05 a.m.

Sunset: 6:08 p.m.

UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Looking Ahead

A ridge building northeast of the islands will produce light winds and mostly dry weather through the middle of next week. Unusually large surf is expected starting mid-week. A front is expected to reach Kauai next Friday and push down past the Big Island. This front may bring heavy showers.

 

**Click here for your detailed Maui County surf report.**

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