Malika Dudley’s Maui County Forecast (11/08/14)
**A breakdown of expected conditions specific to Maui County is presented below. Click directly on the image to make it larger.**
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY has been issued by the National Weather Service for the north facing shores of Molokai and Maui from 6 a.m. this morning until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong currents making swimming difficult and dangerous. Anyone entering the water could face significant injury due to the dangerous hazards this swell will pose. Boaters are asked to be aware of the increased number of surfers likely to be in the water.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY is also posted for all waters surrounding Maui County through 6 a.m. Sunday. North to northeast winds of 25 knots are expected with rough seas up to 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
We expect partly cloudy skies and scattered showers throughout the day. Generally northeast winds should be observed across Maui County from 15 – 25 mph with higher gusts. Winds will veer out of the north after the passage of the front. For Molokai winds are expected to veer in the late morning and pick up in speed by the afternoon. Conditions should be wet early on and more sunshine is expected by the afternoon. For Lanai, the same conditions are expected but winds are forecasted to stay out of the northeast from 20 to 30 mph. On Maui, scattered showers are expected for windward areas. Leeward sides are forecasted to be wetter earlier in the day with clearing by afternoon. Winds on Maui could gust to 35 mph in some spots, especially late in the day. High temperatures should fall in the range of 78° to 83° with a high of about 65° at 5000 feet.
Sunrise: 6:32 a.m.
Sunset: 5:47 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Tonight we should get breezy northeast winds from 15 – 25 mph. Winds will be veering more out of the north behind the front. Scattered showers are possible throughout the overnight hours. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 67° to 72° with a low of about 54° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 7:43 p.m.
Moonset: 9:09 a.m.
Next New Moon: Nov 22, 2014 at 2:33 a.m.
Next Full Moon: Dec 6 at 2:27 a.m.
A fast moving front is expected to impact Maui County today. Cooler temperatures are forecasted today through Monday. Briefly strong northerly winds will follow the front but become lighter and more easterly into next week as frontal showers diminish. Dry conditions are expected in the wake of the front, persisting through at least Veteran’s Day. Another front could impact the state as early as Wednesday.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 92° / Set in 1955
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 58° / Set in 1949