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Maui Weather Forecast for May 10, 2022

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West Side

Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. A 40 percent chance of showers until late afternoon. Highs 75 to 87. East winds 15 to 25 mph shifting to the northeast up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Breezy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows 66 to 72. East winds up to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and breezy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs 76 to 87. East winds 10 to 20 mph.

South Side

Today: Sunny and windy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the late morning and early afternoon. Highs around 86. Northeast winds up to 25 mph increasing to east in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear and breezy. Lows 65 to 72. North winds up to 25 mph.

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Wednesday: Sunny and breezy. Highs around 87. Northeast winds 10 to 25 mph.

North Shore

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Today: Partly sunny until late afternoon then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Chance of showers until late afternoon, then slight chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 83 near the shore to around 64 near 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 25 mph decreasing to up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. A 50 percent chance of showers. Lows around 69 near the shore to 47 to 52 near 5000 feet. East winds up to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Breezy. Partly sunny with chance of showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 83 near the shore to around 64 near 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Central Maui

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Today: Mostly sunny. Windy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers early in the afternoon. Highs 81 to 87. East winds 10 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Breezy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows 65 to 70. East winds 10 to 25 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and breezy. Highs 81 to 87. Northeast winds 10 to 25 mph.

Upcountry

Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. A 50 percent chance of showers until late afternoon. Highs around 58 at the visitor center to around 53 at the summit. East winds up to 20 mph becoming 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows around 46 at the visitor center to around 43 at the summit. East winds up to 10 mph increasing to up to 20 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny and breezy. Highs around 57 at the visitor center to around 53 at the summit. East winds 10 to 20 mph.

East Maui

Today: Partly sunny until late afternoon then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Chance of showers until late afternoon, then slight chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 83 near the shore to around 64 near 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 25 mph decreasing to up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. A 50 percent chance of showers. Lows around 69 near the shore to 47 to 52 near 5000 feet. East winds up to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Breezy. Partly sunny with chance of showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 83 near the shore to around 64 near 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lanai City

Today: Breezy. Partly sunny with chance of showers until late afternoon, then sunny with slight chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs 72 to 81. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Breezy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows around 63. Northeast winds 10 to 25 mph decreasing to up to 20 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny and breezy. Highs 72 to 81. East winds 15 to 25 mph.

Kaunakakai

Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. A 40 percent chance of showers until late afternoon. Highs 65 to 86. East winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to up to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows 56 to 72. East winds up to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and breezy. Highs 66 to 86. East winds 15 to 20 mph.

Detailed Forecast

Synopsis

Strengthening trade wind flow, along with scattered showers, will expand along mainly windward areas of the islands into Tuesday. Otherwise breezy and mostly dry conditions are expected for the remainder of the work week.

Discussion

Breezy trade winds and showers will continue to expand from east to west across the islands tonight, as an area of moisture wraps in across the state around the base of a large area of high pressure situated well northeast of the region. Current radar and satellite data are already showing showers developing as far west as windward Oahu this evening. Model soundings do show inversion heights and precipitable water values increasing some this evening across the state, as compared to the observed 00Z values. However, upper level ridging and dry air aloft are expected to continue hindering rain shower intensity and areal coverage for the overnight hours through early Tuesday.
For the remainder of the work week, breezy and mostly dry conditions will continue as a strong subtropical high remains anchored to the northeast. Additional subsidence will continue to be supplied by upper level ridging, enhancing the stability over the islands and limiting the chance for showers through Friday. A cold front approaching the region from the west on Tuesday will likely stall around 500 miles northwest of Kauai, which will steer winds across Hawaii slightly east/southeast Wednesday through the end of the week. This flow pattern will allow winds to decrease across portions of the smaller islands due to partial upstream blockage from Maui and the Big Island. Winds will focus any incoming clouds and showers over windward slopes.

Aviation

Breezy trade winds will push bands of showery low clouds across mainly windward and mauka sections of the islands. One such band has reached the islands and is spreading cloud cover across the chain. AIRMET Sierra is in effect for tempo mountain obscuration above 2500 feet along north through southeast slopes of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and the Big island. AIRMET Tango for moderate low level mechanical turbulence to the lee of higher terrain below 9000 feet remains in effect due to the breezy trades.

Marine

Surface high pressure far northeast of the area will continue to produce moderate to locally strong trade winds over the next several days. A Small Craft Advisory (SCA) is currently posted for the typically windy waters around Maui County and the Big Island through early Wednesday morning. Also, due to an expected surge in trade winds tonight and early Tuesday associated with a band of showers embedded within the trade wind flow, the SCA has been expanded to include windward waters from Oahu eastward through Tuesday.
Short period choppy surf will dominate the Hawaiian shorelines this week with a slight downward trend expected over the weekend as trade winds become lighter. Otherwise, there will be a series of rather small northwest and south swells throughout the forecast period keeping surf above flat levels.

HFO Watches/Warnings/Advisories

Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM HST Tuesday for Oahu Windward Waters, Kaiwi Channel, Maui County Windward Waters, Big Island Windward Waters.
Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM HST Wednesday for Maalaea Bay, Pailolo Channel, Alenuihaha Channel, Big Island Leeward Waters, Big Island Southeast Waters.

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