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Maui Weekend Weather Brings Lighter Winds

December 6, 2014, 9:24 AM HST
* Updated December 6, 9:25 AM
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Image: Chris Archer - Kīpahulu Sunrise

Image: Chris Archer – Kīpahulu Sunrise

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A High Surf Advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service for north-facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi through 6 p.m. Sunday. Surf is expected from 10 to 14 foot faces.

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

**Charts show conditions Saturday and Sunday at 7am and at 4pm. 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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Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

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Trade winds are expected from 5 to 15 mph in Maui County. 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.
Sunrise: 6:49 a.m.
Sunset: 5:44 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

Tonight

Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected across Maui County tonight with scattered showers for windward and mauka areas and isolated showers for leeward areas. Winds are out of the northeast from 5 to 15 mph. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 68° to 73° with a low of about 52° at 5000 feet.
Moonrise: 6:24 p.m.
Moonset: 7:50 a.m. on Dec 7
Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.
Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.

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Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Normal 82°
Record 90° / Set in 1956 and tied in 1995

Minimum Temperature for today:
Normal 66°
Record 55° / Set in 2010

Sunday December 7, 2014

Same story on Sunday. Trade winds are expected from 5 to 15 mph. Morning windward and mauka scattered showers will give way to more afternoon sunshine. Leeward spots are forecasted to get isolated showers and partly cloudy skies, mainly in the afternoon as the sea breeze takes hold. High temperatures should fall in the range of 80° to 85° and around 71° at 5000 feet.
Sunrise: 6:50 a.m.
Sunset: 5:45 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

Looking Ahead

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.

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

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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High temps Image: NOAA/NWS

High temps Image: NOAA/NWS

Low temps today Image: NOAA / NWS

Low temps today Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds this afternoon. Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds this afternoon. Image: NOAA / NWS

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