Breezy Trade Winds Today, Front Ahead
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north shores of Maui and Moloka’i through 4:00 a.m. Monday. And for the west side of Moloka’i. Wave heights from 8 to 12 feet are expected for Moloka’i’s west side. Surf heights of 10 to 15 feet are expected for north shores. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Small Craft Advisory has been issued for all island waters through 6:00 a.m. Monday for winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 14 feet. For the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels, as well as Māʻalaea Bay we expect 20 to 30 knot winds and rough seas up to 14 feet through 6:00 p.m. Monday.
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Today we should get partly sunny skies in Maui County with scattered windward and mauka showers and isolated leeward showers. Winds are expected out of the east from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures forecasted to fall in the range of 81° to 86°.
UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies are forecasted with scattered windward and mauka showers. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° degrees are expected. East winds from 15 to 20 mph are expected.
Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3
Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18
Breezy trade winds are expected through Monday. The weather will turn drier and sunnier Monday as the frontal moisture moves off to the south. Dry weather will continue through mid-week, and winds will weaken as a high pressure system moves south near the islands. Clouds and showers will increase again late in the week as a front approaches.
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