Light Winds, Dry Conditions Today

January 9, 2015, 1:13 AM HST · Updated January 9, 3:42 PM
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Haleakalā viewed from Kipahulu / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6:00 p.m. Saturday 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.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County windward waters from 6:00 p.m. Friday through 6:00 a.m. Saturday for northeast winds up to 20 knots with higher gusts. Rough seas of 5 to 10 feet are also forecasted. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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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, Friday, January 9, 2015

    Today we expect light and variable winds from 5 to 10 mph. Weaker winds mean a land and sea breeze pattern is likely to set up. Windward and mauka areas are forecasted to be partly cloudy with isolated showers. Leeward spots across Maui County should get lots of morning sunshine. As the land heats up, sea breezes are expected to develop which will lead to afternoon cloud cover and possible isolated showers. High temperatures are expected to fall in the range of 77° to 83°.

    Sunrise: 7:05 a.m.

    Sunset: 6:01 p.m.

    UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    Partly cloudy skies and isolated showers are expected for windward and mauka areas. Leeward spots may be cloudy to start but are expected to clear as the land breeze takes hold. Low temperatures from 62° to 68° degrees. Light and variable winds are forecasted from 5 to 10 mph.

    Moonrise: 10:09 p.m.

    Moonset: 10:37 a.m. on Jan. 10

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

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

     

    Looking Ahead

    Light southeast flow is expected for the weekend resulting in land and sea breezes over the islands and periods of vog and haze. A very gradual increase in moisture is expected towards the end of the week, still it should be drier than normal. Temperatures will also gradually warm through the rest of the week.

     

    Almanac for Kahului Airport

    Maximum Temperature for today:

    Normal 81°

    Record 86° / Set in 1959 and tied in 1996

     

    Minimum Temperature for today:

    Normal 64°

    Record 54° / Set in 1972

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

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