Gusty Trade Wind Weather Expected Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 p.m. Thursday. East winds around 25 knots and rough seas up to 11 feet are forecasted. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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Mostly cloudy skies are expected today with scattered showers in windward and mauka areas. Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast for leeward areas across Maui County with just isolated showers expected. Trade winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 40 mph in some areas. High temperatures from 80° to 85° near shore and lower high temperatures at higher elevations.
UV index at 10 (“very high” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy skies with showers likely in windward and mauka areas tonight. Partly cloudy skies are expected for leeward areas with isolated showers passing into lee spots from time to time on our gusty trades. Trade winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°.
Gusty trade winds are expected through the weekend. Off and on showers should continue across windward areas with some rainfall blowing over to leeward locations of the smaller islands from time to time.
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