Winds Expected to Become Breezy Later Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Wednesday for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Maʻalaea Bay. Rough seas up to 11 feet and winds of 20 to 25 knots are forecasted. 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, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Today high temperatures should fall in the range of 80° to 85° and around 72° at 5000 feet. Partly cloudy skies are forecasted with scattered showers likely in windward and mauka areas. Some leeward areas may experience a few scattered showers in the morning. Winds are out of the northeast from 10 to 20 mph.
Sunrise: 6:56 a.m.
Sunset: 5:48 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight in Maui County with scattered overnight showers in windward and mauka spots and isolated showers for lee areas. Winds are expected to pick up a bit out of the northeast from 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° degrees are expected with a low of about 49° at 5000 feet.
Moonset: 2:35 p.m.
Moonrise: 3:41 a.m. on Dec 18
Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.
Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.
The peak nights for the Geminid Meteor Shower have passed but the shower is still active until December 19. Details on timing and viewing tips can be found HERE.
High pressure, the weather feature that generates our trade winds, is moving away from the islands and as that happens our winds have weakened. Another high pressure system will move in this evening bringing our winds back up to breezy overnight and into Thursday. Over the weekend we expect winds to shift out of the southeast. A front is expected to impact the state early next week. Will keep an eye on it.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 87° / Set in 1984 and tied in 1992
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 56° / Set in 1983 and tied in 1996