Breezy Trades Today, Increased Showers Midweek
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. East winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 10 feet are forecasted. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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Partly sunny skies are expected today with scattered showers in windward and mauka areas. Mostly sunny skies and just isolated showers are expected for leeward spots. Trade winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. High temperatures from 81° to 86° near shore and lower high temperatures at higher elevations.
UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy skies with showers likely in windward and mauka areas tonight. For leeward areas we expect isolated showers. Trade winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph. Low temperatures from 69° to 74°.
Locally breezy trade winds are expected to continue through Tuesday. The trades should continue to transport clouds and showers mainly over windward and mauka sections of the island chain, with a few showers affecting some leeward areas at times. High clouds are forecasted to begin streaming over the state on Tuesday. A disturbance high in the atmosphere combined with enhanced moisture is forecast to produce unstable conditions with wet weather expected across most of the state starting Wednesday or Wednesday night. There is the potential for locally heavy rainfall to occur Wednesday night and Thursday.
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