Sunny Skies For Rest of Holiday Weekend

February 14, 2015, 1:41 AM HST · Updated February 14, 8:31 PM
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Maui sunset / Image: Kawehi Gomes

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts (Updated at 8:30 p.m.)

All Flood Advisories are now cancelled in Maui County.

A High Surf Warning will be posted from 6:00 a.m. Sunday through 6:00 a.m. Monday for the north facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i. Surf from 20 to 28 foot faces is expected. Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel difficult. Large breaking surf, significant shore break and dangerous currents will make entering the water very hazardous. Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers in the water.

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A High Surf Advisory is in effect for the south facing shores of Moloka’i, Lāna’i and Maui (6 to 8 foot faces) through 6:00 a.m. Sunday. 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 waters through 6:00 a.m. Monday for southwest winds from 15 to 25 knots and rough seas of 10 to 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Warning is posted for all off shore waters.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and expected wave heights.**

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    Today

    Today we expect cloudy skies and showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms as a front moves over Maui County. Some showers may be heavy at times. West winds are expected from 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 60 mph. High temperatures are forecasted to fall in the range of 79° to 84°.

    UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    Showers and winds are expected to diminish late in the day/night.  Low temperatures from 69° to 74° degrees expected.

    Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18

    Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5

     

    Sunday

    Mostly sunny skies are expected Sunday with cool temperatures. Winds are expected out of the north to northeast from 10 to 15 mph. High temperatures are expected from 76° to 81° and low temperatures from 63° to 68°.

     

    Looking Ahead

    A cold front will move across the islands bringing strong and gusty southwest winds especially to the north and east of the mountains. The front will bring increasing showers over Maui county on Saturday. There is also potential for localized heavy rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Winds are expected to decrease significantly and turn to a more northerly flow in the wake of the front. Cooler and drier conditions will establish across the islands by late Sunday and into early next week.

     

    ***News Director Wendy Osher contributed to this report.

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    **You can also click here for your detailed Maui County surf report.**

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