Mostly Sunny Skies This Weekend, Front Ahead
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Maui County windward waters and the Kaiwi channel through 6:00 p.m. Friday for rough seas up to 10 feet.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for north-facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i until 6:00 a.m. Sunday for 12 to 16 foot faces. The west of Moloka’i is also under the advisory with 8 to 12 foot faces forecasted. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
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Today we expect mostly sunny conditions with just a slight chance of windward showers. Winds are expected out of the northwest from 5 to 15 mph becoming variable from 5 to 10 mph by the afternoon. High temperatures are forecasted to fall in the range of 77° to 83°.
UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)
Mostly clear skies are forecasted tonight with a slight chance for windward showers. Low temperatures from 62° to 67° degrees are expected. Light and variable winds are expected.
Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18
Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5
Mostly sunny skies are expected Sunday with just a slight chance of showers. Winds are expected to be light and variable to start, then veering out of the southwest from 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon and overnight. This means we could see some areas of haze. High temperatures are expected from 79° to 84°.
Lighter winds and mostly dry weather is expected this weekend. Southwest winds are forecasted to increase late Sunday, and become locally strong and gusty on Monday, especially north and east of the mountains. A front will move down the island chain Monday and Tuesday, bringing an increase in clouds and showers. After the front passes, light to moderate west to northwest winds may deliver a few brief showers on Wednesday and Thursday, with winds, clouds and showers increasing again by Friday as another front approaches the islands.
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