Dry, Breezy Weather Expected Today

January 7, 2015, 1:29 AM HST · Updated January 6, 11:34 PM
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Pukalani Sunset 1/6/15 – Image: Asa Ellison

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

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 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.

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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, Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Today we expect sunny skies and dry conditions. Breezy northeast winds are forecasted from 15 to 25 mph. High temperatures are expected to fall in the range of 76° to 81°.

    Sunrise: 7:04 a.m.

    Sunset: 6:00 p.m.

    UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    Mostly clear skies are in the forecast tonight with isolated windward showers after midnight. Low temperatures from 62° to 67° degrees. Winds out of the east from 15 to 20 mph.

    Moonrise: 8:32 p.m.

    Moonset: 9:23 a.m. on Jan. 8

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

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

     

    Looking Ahead

    A very dry weather pattern is expected over the islands through the rest of this week and into the weekend. Breezy northeast are expected on Wednesday. Winds will veer easterly Wednesday night and weaken on Thursday. Light southeast flow will then prevail into the weekend resulting in land and sea breezes over the islands and periods of vog and haze. Rainfall will be almost nonexistent Wednesday, with a very gradual increase in moisture towards the end of the week. Temperatures will also gradually warm through the rest of the week.

     

    Almanac for Kahului Airport

    Maximum Temperature for today:

    Normal 81°

    Record 87° / Set in 1955

     

    Minimum Temperature for today:

    Normal 64°

    Record 52° / Set in 1954 and tied in 1967

     

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

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