Gusty Winds Shift Later Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Surf of 6 to 10 feet is expected. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6 a.m. Tuesday. Northeast winds up to 30 knots and rough seas up to 15 feet are forecasted. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
A Gale Warning is posted through Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m. for the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel. East winds up to 35 knots and rough seas up to 18 feet are forecasted. Mariners without the proper vessel and experience should remain in port until gale conditions end.
**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.**
Breezy winds are expected today out of the east from 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 35 mph. We expect partly sunny skies with scattered windward showers. High temperatures from 80° to 85° near shore and lower high temperatures at higher elevations (see graphic above).
UV index at 11 (“very extreme” exposure level)
Windward and southeastern slopes are expected to be mostly cloudy with numerous showers. Partly cloudy for leeward spots with scattered showers. East/southeast winds are expected from 15 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.
Moderate to strong trade winds are expected to weaken and become more southeasterly through mid-week and change little into the weekend. Most clouds and rain will occur over slopes facing into the wind, but showers will be more likely to drift leeward later in the week, especially at night. Southeast winds also may bring volcanic haze from Kilauea to the islands by the weekend.
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