Weather Forecast

Maui Weather Forecast for April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021, 7:15 AM HST
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West Side

Today: Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a northeast wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with an east northeast wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

South Side

Today: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming north 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.

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Wednesday: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

North Shore

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight: Isolated showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Isolated showers before 7am. Sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Central Maui

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. North northeast wind 7 to 13 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a northeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Upcountry

Today: Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

East Maui

Today: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. North northeast wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. North wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Lanai City

Today: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a northeast wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Windy, with a northeast wind 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.

Wednesday: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a northeast wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Kaunakakai

Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a northeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Breezy, with a northeast wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Detailed Forecast

Synopsis

High pressure northwest of the state and a building ridge aloft will produce stable northeasterly trade winds today through Thursday, with showers favoring typical windward slopes. An increase in showers and a decrease in winds is possible Friday and Saturday.

Discussion

The shortwave trough that brought locally heavy showers and a few thunderstorms to the state during the last 48 hours has shifted east of the state resulting in an increase in stability over the forecast area. Local satellite and radar imagery indicates most of the existing trade showers topping out below 10kft as mid- level subsidence increases, although a few pockets of deeper convection containing locally heavy showers will remain possible through early this morning. Moderate to locally breezy trades will trend increasingly dry during the next several days as the upstream mid- level ridge gradually migrates eastward. Forecast soundings from the GFS have been on target early in the forecast period. Inversion heights will continue to come down across the area as stability increases. Already at Lihue, the morning RAOB indicates the trade inversion is around 6.5kft, down from 11kft yesterday afternoon. Likewise, PWATs are following suit as they are forecast to hover near the low end of normal for April (around 0.75 to 1″) for the next several days which further increases confidence in a benign dry trade wind type pattern. Dewpoints will also remain pleasantly low, in the upper 50s to low 60s, during this time. This will favor a cooler feel in the afternoons and crisp, cool mornings.
Global models are in general agreement that longwave amplification over the north Pac during the latter portion of the week will force the front near 35N southward toward the Hawaiian Islands by this weekend. This will result in weakening trades areawide by Friday and Saturday. While typical uncertainty exists with respect to forward progress of the boundary through the state, consensus exists that wet trades will be in store for at least Kauai and Oahu by the end of the week.

Aviation

A moderate to locally breezy northeasterly trade wind regime will return to the island chain today as a shortwave trough that has been over the state for the past couple of days shifts east. Meanwhile, high pressure northwest of the state will slowly strengthen over the next couple of days. Therefore, showers and cloud coverage will favor the typical north through east sections of the islands. Although brief MVFR ceilings and visibility will be possible in any showers that do form, VFR conditions are expected to prevail throughout the forecast period.
There are currently no AIRMETs in effect. Although model data suggests that there could be some moderate upper level turbulence briefly this morning in the vicinity of the Big Island, confidence is not high enough to warrant an AIRMET Tango at this time.

Marine

Northeast trade winds will strengthen through tomorrow as a high far northwest of the area moves east. Wind speeds are expected to exceed the Small Craft Advisory threshold through tomorrow night in the windy areas around the Big Island and Maui. Winds will subside later in the week as a cold front approaches from the north.
The current northwest swell is forecast to slowly subside through Thursday. A larger, but shorter-period north swell arriving Thursday night will persist through the weekend, then slowly subside next week. Surf from these swells along north and west facing shores will remain well below the advisory thresholds.
Surf will remain small along east facing shores through mid-week. The north swell will wrap around to some east facing shores later in the week. Swells from distant southern hemisphere storms will produce moderate surf along south facing shores today, with small surf continuing through the rest of the week.

HFO Watches/Warnings/Advisories

Small Craft Advisory from 6 AM this morning to 6 AM HST Thursday for Maalaea Bay, Pailolo Channel, Alenuihaha Channel, Big Island Leeward Waters, Big Island Southeast Waters.

Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov

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