Trade Winds Weaken as a Front Approaches
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory has been issued for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels, as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday for winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 12 feet.
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Today we should get partly sunny skies in Maui County with scattered windward and mauka showers, mainly in the morning. Mostly clear skies are expected on the leeward sides. Winds are expected out of the east around 15 mph. High temperatures forecasted to fall in the range of 76° to 81°.
UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies are forecasted with scattered windward and mauka showers. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° degrees are expected. Variable winds up to 10 mph are expected.
Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3
Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18
Trade winds are expected to slowly weaken and become more southerly as a weak front approaches the state Tuesday. From Thursday into Friday, this front is forecasted to spread light rain and weak northwest winds across the state. Trade winds will return and conditions will slowly dry over the weekend. Another front may approach the islands early next week.
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