Hazy Skies, Southwest Winds as Front Approaches
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north shores of Maui and Moloka’i and the west side of Maui through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Surf along north facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i could reach heights of 12 to 18 feet while the west side of Moloka’i is forecasted to get 8 to 14 foot faces.
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Today the local land and sea breeze weather pattern is expected to prevail for Maui County. That means we expect mostly sunny mornings with afternoon cloud cover as the land heats up and spawns a sea breeze. Some isolated light showers may accompany the afternoon clouds. Southwest winds up to 15 mph are expected so it could get hazy (see UHSOEST vog model above). High temperatures are forecasted to fall in the range of 78° to 83°.
UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with scattered showers. Low temperatures from 66° to 72° degrees are expected. West 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
A weak front will bring a slight boost to showers as it passes over the state late in the day Thursday into Friday mainly for south and west facing shores because of the wind direction. Weak trade winds are expected to bring primarily windward and mauka showers to Maui and the Big Island this weekend as the winds swing around and push the moisture back over the eastern part of the state. A stronger front is forecasted to pass over the state Monday evening through Tuesday night followed by another frontal passage Wednesday night into Thursday.
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