Trade Wind Weather Expected as Winds Ease
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
The High Surf Advisory has been extended for the east facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi until 6 p.m. Monday. Surf along east facing shores could reach heights of 5 to 8 feet. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents that make getting into the water hazardous and swimming difficult.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters until Monday at 6 p.m. Winds of 20 to 25 knots are expected and rough seas up to 14 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions and expected wave heights.**
Today, Monday December 1, 2014
Today we expect partly cloudy skies in leeward areas with isolated showers and mostly cloudy skies for windward and mauka spots with scattered showers. Winds are out of the east from 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts. High temperatures should fall in the range of 78° to 83° and around 69° at 5000 feet.
Sunrise: 6:46 a.m.
Sunset: 5:44 p.m.
UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected across Maui County tonight with scattered showers for windward and mauka areas. Winds are out of the east from 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 69° to 74° with a low of about 52° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 2:24 p.m.
Moonset: 3:09 a.m. on Dec. 2
Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.
Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.
High pressure is expected to weaken over the next few days. Another high pressure system will churn out breezier trade winds the second half of the work week. Showers will mainly favor windward and mauka areas with some passing leeward from time to time on our breezy winds. An increase in high clouds is expected starting the middle of this week.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 89° / Set in 1951
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 57° / Set in 2012