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Maui Weather Forecast for January 29, 2022

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West Side

Today: Sunny with isolated showers. Highs 75 to 82. East winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 62 to 69. East winds up to 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 74 to 82. Light winds becoming northeast up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

South Side

Today: Sunny and breezy. Highs around 85. North winds up to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 68. North winds up to 15 mph.

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Sunday: Sunny. Highs around 84. Light winds.

North Shore

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Today: Breezy. Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 73 to 81 near the shore to around 64 near 5000 feet. East winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows around 65 near the shore to 45 to 51 near 5000 feet. Southeast winds up to 15 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 72 to 80 near the shore to around 63 near 5000 feet. East winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Central Maui

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Today: Sunny and breezy. Highs 79 to 85. Northeast winds up to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 60 to 66. East winds up to 15 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 79 to 84. West winds up to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.

Upcountry

Today: Sunny with isolated showers. Highs around 60 at the visitor center to around 55 at the summit. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Mostly clear with isolated showers. Lows around 44 at the visitor center to around 40 at the summit. East winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunday: Sunny with isolated showers. Highs around 58 at the visitor center to around 54 at the summit. East winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

East Maui

Today: Breezy. Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 73 to 81 near the shore to around 64 near 5000 feet. East winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows around 65 near the shore to 45 to 51 near 5000 feet. Southeast winds up to 15 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 72 to 80 near the shore to around 63 near 5000 feet. East winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Lanai City

Today: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 71 to 79. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 61. Light winds.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the late morning and afternoon. Highs 71 to 78. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Kaunakakai

Today: Sunny. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 66 to 83. East winds up to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 69. East winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 65 to 83. Light winds becoming southeast up to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Detailed Forecast

Synopsis

Rather dry conditions will persist into Monday. Moderate trade winds have returned and will continue through tonight, then decline and shift southeasterly on Sunday, with modest showers focused over windward slopes. A front will stall and dissipate near Kauai Monday and may lead to a slight increase of showers Monday into Tuesday.

Discussion

Moderate trade winds have returned across many areas this morning and this morning's radar imagery is showing a few light showers riding in with the trade winds across windward and mountain areas. Although there are a few light showers early this morning, a mostly dry day is expected during the day today.
The trade winds will be short-lived as a front passing several hundred miles northwest of the state will cause the winds to veer toward the southeast and weaken on Sunday. Winds should decrease enough for localized sea breezes, but due to the drier than normal air mass in place we will likely see very little rainfall with the afternoon clouds.
By Monday, the front is expected to be passing north of the state and dissipating. Winds will decrease further with light and variable winds expected on Monday. Afternoon sea breezes combined with some remnant moisture from the front could produce some light showers in the afternoon and evening on Monday. Starting late Monday night into Tuesday, we could briefly see some light to moderate northeasterly trade winds, which could bring in some passing showers over windward and mountain areas.

Aviation

Moderate trade winds will hold in place across the island chain today and tonight. Rather dry conditions are expected to continue, with minimal shower activity limited to windward slopes and coasts. VFR conditions should prevail during the next 24 hours, with brief MVFR cigs possible in passing light showers over windward locales.
AIRMET Tango remains in effect for moderate upper level turbulence between FL240 AND FL370. This AIRMET will likely continue through much of the day.

Marine

Trade winds have returned this morning as a front dissipates north of the islands and the ridge lifts away to the north. Wind speeds are expected to remain in the moderate range, though some locally strong breezes are possible in some of the typically windy zones around Maui County and the Big Island. Winds will return to mostly light and variable early next week, ahead of a weakening front.
A new northwest swell has begun to fill in early this morning at the nearshore Hanalei buoy. This swell will build quickly this morning, pushing surf heights into the High Surf Advisory (HSA) range along north facing shores by this afternoon as the swell peaks. At this time, we are keeping west facing shores out of the advisory, but will monitor it through the day in case the swell comes in larger than anticipated. The swell will hold tonight, then slowly lower through Monday. Another, similarly- sized, northwest pulse is expected to arrive Tuesday morning, with solid HSA conditions expected Tuesday into Wednesday. South shore surf will remain very small, with a minimal boost through the weekend. Small surf will continue along east facing shores into early next week.

HFO Watches/Warnings/Advisories

High Surf Advisory until 6 AM HST Sunday for Niihau, Oahu North Shore, Maui Windward West, Kauai North, Molokai Windward, Molokai North, Maui Central Valley North, Windward Haleakala.

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