Breezy Trade Winds, Leeward Sunshine
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A High Surf Advisory has been posted for the south shores of all islands in Maui County through 10:00 a.m. Thursday for surf heights of 5 to 8 foot faces. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. East winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 9 to 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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Party sunny skies are expected today in leeward spots with only isolated showers. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are forecasted for windward areas with scattered showers pushing in on our breezy trade winds mainly in the morning. Winds are expected out of the northeast from 15 to 25 mph. High temperatures from 81° 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 showers likely overnight. Partly cloudy for leeward areas with isolated showers. Low temperatures from 70° to 75°. Trade winds from 15 to 25 mph.
Moderate to fresh trade winds are expected to continue through Thursday, increase on Friday, and then remain strong through the weekend and into next week. Clouds and showers will be most active over windward slopes and coasts during nights and mornings, although showers will occasionally move over leeward areas.
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