Cool, Dry Conditions Continue for Maui County

March 14, 2015, 1:14 AM HST · Updated March 13, 10:17 PM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

High Surf Warning is posted through 6 a.m. Saturday. Surf heights of 20 to 25 feet are expected for the north shores of Maui and Moloka’i. The west side of Moloka’i could see wave heights from 15 to 20 feet. 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.

Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 p.m. Saturday. Northeast winds up to 30 knots are expected along with rough seas of 10 to 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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    Today

    Mostly sunny skies are expected today. Windward spots could see some isolated morning showers. Northeast winds from 15 to 25 mph. Cooler than normal temperatures are expected with high temperatures from 75° to 81°.

    UV index at 10 (“very high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    Partly cloudy skies with isolated showers for windward spots and clear skies for leeward areas. East winds are forecasted around 15 mph. Low temperatures of 66° to 71° expected.

     

    Sunday

    Partly cloudy skies are expected Sunday. Isolated morning showers could occur in windward locations. Mostly clear skies are expected in leeward spots. East winds around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 66° to 71° and high temperatures from 76° to 81° are expected.

     

    Looking Ahead

    Cool and dry conditions are expected to continue. Our north winds are forecasted to veer east on Saturday then trend lighter Sunday and Monday as a weak cold front approaches from the northwest. Winds will become light and variable through the middle of next week, with building trade winds Thursday and Friday. The weak front is expected to provide a slight uptick in showers.

     

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

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