Weather

Gusty Trade Winds Expected This Weekend

April 18, 2015, 1:32 AM HST
* Updated April 17, 10:35 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00
A
A
A

no slideshow

Mākena Big Beach / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County channels  as well as  Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Sunday. East winds up to 30 knots and rough seas up to 15 feet are forecasted. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and expected wave heights.**

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT

 

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Today

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Breezy winds are expected today out of the east from 15 to 25 mph. We expect partly sunny skies with scattered windward showers and mostly sunny skies for leeward spots. High temperatures from 81° to 86° near shore and lower high temperatures at higher elevations (see graphic above).

UV index at 11 (“very extreme” exposure level)

 

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Tonight 

Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers in windward and mauka areas tonight. For leeward areas we expect just isolated showers. East winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

 

Sunday

Partly cloudy skies are expected with scattered windward and mauka showers in the morning and evening hours. Leeward spots should be mostly sunny during the day with isolated showers. High temperatures from 81° to 86° and low temperatures from 67° to 72° with east winds blowing from 15 to 25 mph.

 

Looking Ahead

Fresh to locally strong trade winds are expected into the middle of next week. The trade winds will focus clouds and showers over windward slopes and coasts, but the atmosphere will become increasingly stable over the next couple of days. Therefore shower coverage should decrease this weekend, and remain minimal into early next week. Southeast winds may bring a wetter pattern toward the the second half of next week.

 

Our Maui Now Weather homepage always includes daily: Sunrise | Sunset | Moonrise | Moonset | Moon Phase | Live Weather Cams | 5-day Forecast | Current Temperature & Conditions

**Click here for your marine outlook and surf report.**

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments