Breezy North Winds Expected Today

January 6, 2015, 1:00 AM HST · Updated January 6, 7:12 AM

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Pukalani Sunset 1/5/15 – Image: Asa Ellison

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]


A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday for north winds up to 25 knots with higher gusts. Rough seas of 9 to 14 feet are also forecasted late tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north facing shores of Maui and Molokai from 6:00 p.m. this evening through 6:00 a.m. Thursday for a north swell building tonight and peaking Wednesday before gradually diminishing. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.


**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, January 6, 2015

    A weak cold front near Maui county this morning will move to the Big Island by this afternoon, and then dissipate tonight. The front will bring a band of clouds and a few showers, mainly to north facing slopes and coasts. Scattered windward and mauka showers are expected today with partly to mostly sunny skies and isolated showers for leeward areas after the passage of the front. Cool and breezy north winds are forecasted from 15 to 25 mph. High temperatures are expected to fall in the range of 75° to 80°.

    Sunrise: 7:04 a.m.

    Sunset: 5:59 p.m.

    UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)



    Partly cloudy skies are expected tonight with scattered windward and mauka showers. Low temperatures from 61° to 66° degrees. Winds out of the northeast from 15 to 25 mph.

    Moonrise: 7:42 p.m.

    Moonset: 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 7

    Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.

    Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3


    Looking Ahead

    Breezy trade winds are expected to fill in behind a weak and fast-moving front that passed through last night.  Dry and stable conditions are forecasted in its wake. At the end of the work week models are showing weaker winds veering out of the southeast. These conditions are expected to continue into the weekend with warmer temperatures returning to the Aloha State. Vog may also increase for the Kona side and travel to the other islands with these types of winds.


    Almanac for Kahului Airport

    Maximum Temperature for today:

    Normal 81°

    Record 88° / Set in 1951


    Minimum Temperature for today:

    Normal 64°

    Record 51° / Set in 1952

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

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