Trade Wind Weather Today, Wet Later This Week
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. Thursday. Surf along east facing shores could reach heights of 5 to 8 feet, reaching heights up to 15 feet Tuesday night.
A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the north facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Surf along north facing shores could reach heights of 10 to 15 foot faces.
Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents that make getting into the water hazardous and swimming difficult.
The Small Craft Advisory has been extended for all Maui County waters until Wednesday at 6 p.m. Winds of 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, Tuesday December 2, 2014
Mostly cloudy skies are expected today with scattered showers for windward and mauka areas and partly sunny skies and isolated showers expected for lee spots. Trade winds are expected from 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts. High temperatures should fall in the range of 79° to 84° and around 70° at 5000 feet.
Sunrise: 6:47 a.m.
Sunset: 5:44 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected across Maui County tonight with showers likely for windward and mauka areas and isolated showers for leeward areas. Winds are out of the northeast from 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 65° to 72° with a low of about 50° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 3:08 p.m.
Moonset: 4:07 a.m. on Dec. 3
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 couple of days. 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 particularly for leeward areas. Rainfall could also increase for the second half of the work week, will keep an eye on it.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 90° / Set in 1951 and tied in 1983
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 56° / Set in 1951