Trade Wind Weather Pattern Continues
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory has been posted for the south shores of all islands in Maui County. The advisory will go into effect from 4:00 a.m. Wednesday to 10:00 a.m. Thursday for surf heights of 6 to 8 foot faces. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 p.m. Friday. East winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 8 to 13 feet. 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.**
Mostly sunny skies are expected today in leeward spots. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are forecasted for windward areas with scattered showers pushing in on our breezy trade winds mainly in the morning. Winds are expected out of the northeast from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures from 81° to 86° near shore and lower high temperatures at higher elevations (see graphic above).
UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy in windward and mauka spots with scattered showers overnight. Partly cloudy for leeward areas with isolated showers. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°. Trade winds from 15 to 20 mph.
Moderate to fresh trade winds will continue through Thursday, then increase on Friday, and remain strong through the weekend and into next week. Conditions should be stable with clouds and showers favoring windward and mauka areas. Pockets of moisture riding in on the trade winds may periodically boost showers, allowing a few showers to spread to the leeward areas of the smaller islands.
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