Trade Winds Pick up Another Notch for Weekend
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. East winds up to 30 knots are forecasted along with rough seas of 10 to 15 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.**
Today & Sunday
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, gusting to 40 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)
Tonight & Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy in windward and mauka spots with numerous showers expected overnight. Partly cloudy for leeward areas with isolated showers. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°. Trade winds from 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 40 mph.
The trade winds are expected to strengthen into the weekend with showers focusing over windward and mauka areas. This trade wind weather pattern is expected to continue through the next several days with best chances of rain during the overnight and morning hours. The trades should weaken a little by the middle of next week.
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