Improving Weather Expected For New Year’s Eve
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County coastal windward waters and the Kaiwi channel through 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. Winds are expected out of the northeast from 15 to 30 knots with higher gusts with rough seas rising to 7 to 17 feet.
**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, New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2014
Today, we expect partly to mostly sunny skies with weakening winds and only isolated showers. Northwest winds are in the forecast from 10 to 20 mph and on a downward trend into New Year’s Day. Cooler than usual temperatures are expected with high temperatures falling in the range of 73° to 78°.
Sunrise: 7:02 a.m.
Sunset: 5:56 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies are expected for Maui County tonight with isolated showers. Winds are forecasted out of the northwest from 10 to 20 mph and lowering into tomorrow. A bit chillier than usual with low temperatures from 58° to 65° degrees.
Moonrise: 2:39 p.m.
Moonset: 3:55 a.m. on Jan. 1
Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.
Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.
Very cool, brisk winds will spread across the islands behind the front Wednesday into New Year’s Day. We expect clearing with cool temperatures by early Wednesday morning. It will be a cool New Year’s Eve as northerly winds are forecasted to continue over the state, with much less showers. Forecast charts indicate there will be some moisture lingering near the islands Wednesday. A few stable low clouds may continue across the island chain. Another cold front will bring active weather and a chance of thunderstorms during the day Friday and possibly Friday night.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 86° / Set in 1949
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 53° / Set in 1984