Muggy Conditions Continue, Afternoon Downpours Possible
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Warning is posted for windward Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Thursday with wave heights rising to 10 to 15 foot faces in some spots. Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel difficult. Large breaking surf, significant shore break and dangerous currents will make entering the water very hazardous. Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers in the water.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Maui County windward waters as well as all channels through 6 p.m. Friday for rough seas of up to 13 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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A moist and somewhat unstable southerly wind flow is expected to produce very humid conditions with spotty heavy showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorms during the next couple of days. Weak trade winds and increasingly stable conditions will gradually fill in on Friday and Saturday but hot and humid weather is expected to continue. Weak trade winds may hold into early next week.
Today we expect partly cloudy skies with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. High temperatures from 88° to 93°. South winds up to 15 mph are forecasted with local sea breezes.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight with showers likely, some of them could be locally heavy. Low temperatures from 75° to 80°. South winds are expected up to 15 mph.
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