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Gusty Trade Winds Expected Today

April 20, 2015, 1:25 AM HST
* Updated April 20, 6:56 AM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i through 6 a.m. Wednesday. Surf of 6 to 10 feet is expected. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6 a.m. Tuesday. Northeast winds up to 30 knots and rough seas up to 15 feet are forecasted. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Warning is posted through Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. for the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel. East winds up to 35 knots and rough seas up to 18 feet are forecasted. Mariners without the proper vessel and experience should remain in port until gale conditions end.

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**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.**

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Today

Breezy winds are expected today out of the east from 15 to 30 mph. We expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with a few brief windward showers in the morning. Partly sunny skies for leeward spots with isolated showers. 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)

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Tonight 

Partly to  mostly cloudy skies with brief showers in windward and mauka areas tonight. For leeward areas we expect just isolated showers. North winds are expected from 15 to 30 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

Looking Ahead

Strong trade winds are expected through Tuesday. The winds will focus clouds and showers over windward slopes and coasts, but a few showers will spread leeward from time to time. Showers are expected to be most active during nights and mornings. By the middle of the week, a disturbance near the state will turn winds to the southeast and weaken them for Kauaʻi and Oʻahu. Maui and the Big Island are expected to remain under a trade wind flow throughout the week.

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