Gusty Winds, Windward Showers Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory is posted for north and east facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i through 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Surf is expected at 10 to 15 foot faces along north shores. 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. Thursday. East winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 9 to 11 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**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.**
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected today with showers lingering for some windward and mauka spots in the morning with scattered showers forecasted for the afternoon. Showers could pass leeward as well, though for now the forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies with isolated showers. Breezy east winds from 15 to 30 mph are expected with gusts as high as 40 mph. High temperatures from 80° to 86° near shore and lower high temperatures at higher elevations (see graphic above).
UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)
Mostly cloudy in windward and mauka spots with scattered showers. Partly cloudy for leeward areas with isolated showers. Low temperatures from 68° to 74°.
A stalled front over northern Big Island will dissipate through Tuesday. Breezy trades will persist through the rest of the week. The strongest winds are expected Wednesday. Showers should favor the windward and mountain areas of all islands for the rest of the week with a few of these showers drifting downwind into the leeward areas of the smaller islands.
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