Light Winds Today, Southerly Winds Ahead

January 19, 2015, 1:17 AM HST · Updated January 18, 11:31 PM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted through 4:00 a.m. Monday for the north and west facing shores of Moloka’i and the north shore of Maui. Surf from 10 to 15 feet is expected for the north exposures, while wave heights of 8 to 12 feet are expected for the west side of Moloka’i. 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.**

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    Today, Monday, January 19, 2015

    Today we should get partly cloudy skies in Maui County with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. We also expect some haze due to the light and variable winds forecasted up to 15 mph (see UHSOEST vog model above). As you can see, the haze forecasted should not be as thick as what we experienced for much of last week. Weaker winds mean a land and sea breeze pattern is likely to set up. As the land heats up, sea breezes are expected to develop which may lead to afternoon cloud cover and possible isolated light showers. A bit warmer today with high temperatures forecasted to fall in the range of 83° to 88°.

    Sunrise: 7:05 a.m.

    Sunset: 6:08 p.m.

    UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    Partly cloudy skies and areas of haze. Leeward spots may be cloudy to start but are expected to clear as the land breeze takes hold. Isolated light showers are possible. Low temperatures from 66° to 71° degrees are expected. Light and variable winds up to 15 mph are forecasted.

    Moonrise: 6:11 a.m.

    Moonset: 5:43 p.m.

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

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

     

    Looking Ahead

    Light and variable wind conditions will return by Monday night, while light trades continue elsewhere. All islands are expected to be under southerly wind flow by Thursday as a front approaches the island from the west. The front is slated to reach Kauai early Friday morning and move down the island chain all day Friday, reaching the Big Island early Saturday morning. Cooler drier weather may move in behind the front.

     

    Almanac for Kahului Airport

    Maximum Temperature for today:

    Normal 81°

    Record 88° / Set in 1996 and tied in 2006

     

    Minimum Temperature for today:

    Normal 63°

    Record 53° / Set in 1951 and tied in 2009

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

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