December 31, 2018 Weather Forecast

December 31, 2018, 7:00 AM HST · Updated December 31, 7:00 AM
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    Surface high pressure north of the area will maintain strong trade winds through Friday. In addition, the atmosphere is expected to remain stable, with relatively dry trade wind weather conditions. Brief trade showers will remain focused along windward sections as we head into the New Year. The trade winds may weaken slightly starting next weekend.

    West Side

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 68. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

    South Side

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the morning.

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 83. East northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

    North Shore

    Today: Isolated showers before noon. Sunny, with a high near 82. Windy, with an east wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Breezy, with an east wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with an east wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Central Maui

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Windy, with a north northeast wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Breezy, with a northeast wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a northeast wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Upcountry

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning.

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

    New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 74. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

    East Maui

    Today: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    New Year’s Day: Scattered showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with an east wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Lanai City

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Northeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Kaunakakai

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. East wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 79. Windy, with an east wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.

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