Gusty Winds, Showers Expected as Front Approaches
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory has been issued for all Maui County waters from noon today through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday for winds of 25 knots or more and rough seas from 9 to 16 feet.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for north-facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday for 10 to 15 foot faces. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
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Today we expect cloudy and windy conditions with frequent leeward showers and numerous windward showers. Winds are expected out of the southwest from 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph. High temperatures are forecasted to fall in the range of 78° to 83°.
UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with scattered showers. Low temperatures from 66° to 71° degrees are expected. Southwest winds up to 30 mph are expected with higher gusts.
Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3
Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18
Southwest winds will continue to strengthen as a front approaches the state from the northwest. The fast-moving front will bring increasing showers as it moves quickly down the island chain. We expect periods of moderate showers and blustery conditions. A series of fronts will bring progressive wet and windy pattern beginning tonight through Friday. A ridge will build over the state this weekend resulting in lighter winds and calmer weather. Because the fronts are so close together and moving so quickly it’s hard to pinpoint exact passage timing for each island but we will keep an eye on it and bring you the latest.
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