Guillermo Forecasted to Bring Showers Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the windward waters of Maui County. If you live on a boat, safely secure your craft and make plans to seek shelter on shore.
A High Surf Warning has been issued through 6:00 p.m. Thursday for east-facing shores of Maui and Moloka’i. Wave heights of 10 to 15 foot faces are expected today and tonight. Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches. Very strong breaking waves and strong longshore rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel dangerous.
A Tropical Storm Warning is also in effect for offshore waters beyond 40 nm and out to 240 nm.
**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 we expect high temperatures from 85° to 90°. Northeast winds are expected around 15 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with numerous showers in windward and mauka areas. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. Leeward spots should see scattered showers if they get moisture.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Light and variable winds are expected tonight in Maui County. Mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with numerous showers for windward spots and scattered showers in leeward areas. Heavy rainfall is possible. Low temperatures from 71° to 76° are expected.
The cloud area around tropical storm Guillermo will move across the islands through Friday bringing the islands much rainier conditions than normal through Friday. This moisture will fuel locally heavy showers but no widespread heavy rain is expected. The strongest winds and heaviest rain will likely remain north of the islands. Guillermo is forecast to weaken as it passes north of the islands tonight through Friday. Weather around the islands through Friday will depend on the track of the storm. A high remains far northeast of the islands. Once Guillermo moves west of the area, trade winds will return. The trades will push the remnant moisture from Guillermo off to the west of the islands by Saturday afternoon. Trade winds will return to the islands Friday night. Typical summertime weather is expected over the weekend into early next week.
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