Drier Conditions Expected Through Weekend
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east facing shores of Maui through 6 p.m. Saturday as Olaf brings hazardous surf to these shorelines. Waves are expected to build to 8 to 12 foot faces.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Thursday. East to northeast winds up to 25 knots are forecast along with seas up to 10 feet.
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Moderate trade wind flow will slowly weaken Thursday through the weekend with drier conditions expected. A cold front will move through the islands early next week bringing an increase in chances for showers as well as stronger trade winds and lower humidity.
Hurricane Olaf is forecast to pass well east of the islands over the weekend. Olaf is expected to bring large surf to the islands, but it is too soon to know what other impacts Olaf will have. We will keep an eye on this situation and let you know if anything changes drastically.
Today partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected with in the morning with showers favoring windward areas. More sunshine is forecast as the day goes on. Mostly sunny skies are expected for leeward spots. High temperatures from 84° to 89°. Northeast winds are forecast around 15 mph with higher gusts.
UV index at 9 (“very high” exposure level)
Northeast winds are forecast around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 72° to 77°. Partly cloudy skies are expected with scattered windward showers and isolated leeward showers.
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