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High Clouds Today, Full Moon Tonight

December 5, 2014, 1:00 AM HST
* Updated December 5, 8:51 AM
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Kipahulu / Image: Chris Archer

 

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

The High Surf Advisory has been extended by the National Weather Service for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi through 6 p.m. Friday. Surf is expected from 5 to 7 foot faces.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

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**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.**

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Today, Friday December 5, 2014

High clouds are expected to stream overhead throughout the day obscuring the sky from time to time. Trade winds are expected around 15 mph. Trade wind weather is expected with morning windward and mauka scattered showers. Leeward spots are forecasted to get isolated showers and partly cloudy skies. High temperatures should fall in the range of 80° to 85° and around 71° at 5000 feet.

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Sunrise: 6:49 a.m.

Sunset: 5:44 p.m.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

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 around 15 mph. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 68° to 73° with a low of about 52° at 5000 feet.

Moonrise: 5:32 p.m.

Moonset: 6:57 a.m. on Dec 6

Next Full Moon: Tonight at 2:27 a.m.

Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.

 

Looking Ahead

An increase in high clouds and rainfall is possible today. The trade winds will gradually weaken Saturday through Sunday, then winds become light and variable by early next week. This will allow for local land and sea breezes to develop from Sunday night through Tuesday. Afternoon interior and leeward showers are possible with the sea breezes, but rainfall accumulations should remain light. Wednesday a return to more typical trade wind weather is expected.

 

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 82°

Record 89° / Set in 1951

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 66°

Record 56° / Set in 1949

**Click here for your detailed Maui County surf report.**

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