Winds Weaken for the Weekend
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the south facing shores of all islands in Maui County from 6:00 a.m. Saturday to 6:00 a.m. Monday. Wave heights of 6 to 10 foot faces are 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 high temperatures from 86° to 91°. East winds are expected around 15 mph. Partly sunny skies with scattered showers for windward and mauka areas. Leeward spots will be mostly sunny with isolated afternoon showers.
UV index at 13 (“extreme” exposure level)
East winds are expected around 15 mph tonight becoming light and variable as the night goes on. Mostly clear skies are expected with isolated windward showers. Low temperatures from 71° to 76° are expected.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected with scattered showers mainly at night for windward areas and mainly in the afternoon and interior for leeward spots. Highs are expected from 86° to 91° and lows from 72° to 77° with east winds around 15 mph.
Trade winds will weaken further through the weekend as the remains of former tropical cyclone Enrique passes north of us. This will also bring another increase in moisture and humidity. The lighter winds and abundant moisture will result in some afternoon showers especially over interior and leeward areas. During the nights, trades will remain strong enough to keep a few showers across windward areas. Stronger trades and a more typical weather pattern are expected to return by mid week.
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