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Makawao, Maui Weather

Overnight

59° F
Mostly Clear
Wind 10 mph SSW

Tuesday

69° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 6 to 9 mph NW

Tuesday Night

59° F
Isolated Rain Showers then Partly Cloudy
Wind 6 mph N

Wednesday

74° F
Mostly Sunny
Wind 7 mph NNE

Wednesday Night

62° F
Isolated Rain Showers
Wind 9 mph NNE

Thursday

75° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 12 mph NNE

Thursday Night

63° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 12 mph NNE

Friday

77° F
Isolated Rain Showers then Mostly Sunny
Wind 10 mph NE

Friday Night

63° F
Isolated Rain Showers
Wind 7 to 10 mph NE

Saturday

78° F
Mostly Sunny
Wind 9 mph NNE

Saturday Night

59° F
Isolated Rain Showers
Wind 9 mph NE

Sunday

74° F
Isolated Rain Showers
Wind 9 to 13 mph NE

Sunday Night

59° F
Scattered Rain Showers
Wind 13 mph NE

Monday

74° F
Isolated Rain Showers
Wind 9 to 13 mph NE
Cloud Weather Radar

Regional Maui Weather Forecast April 15, 2024

West Side

Today: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs 70 to 77. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers early in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers in the late evening and overnight. Lows 62 to 68. West winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 70 to 77. Light winds becoming north up to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

South Side

Today: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Numerous showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs around 78. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers early in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers in the late evening and overnight. Lows around 64. Southwest winds up to 15 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tuesday: Sunny with isolated showers. Highs around 78. Northeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

North Shore

Today: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Numerous showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 76 near the shore to around 54 near 5000 feet. Southwest winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers early in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers in the late evening and overnight. Lows 62 to 67 near the shore to around 50 near 5000 feet. Southwest winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 76 near the shore to around 58 near 5000 feet. Northwest winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Central Maui

Today: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Numerous showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 79. Southwest winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers early in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers in the late evening and overnight. Lows around 64. South winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 74 to 79. North winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Upcountry

Today: Cloudy. Very windy. Numerous showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 51 to 65. Southwest winds up to 40 mph with gusts to 75 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Tonight: Windy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 44 to 53. Southwest winds up to 35 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs around 54 at the visitor center to around 56 at the summit. Southwest winds up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

East Maui

Today: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Numerous showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 76 near the shore to around 54 near 5000 feet. Southwest winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers early in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers in the late evening and overnight. Lows 62 to 67 near the shore to around 50 near 5000 feet. Southwest winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 76 near the shore to around 58 near 5000 feet. Northwest winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lanai City

Today: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 68 to 75. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows around 62. West winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 68 to 75. Light winds becoming north up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Kaunakakai

Today: Cloudy early in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 67 to 77. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 60 to 70. West winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 67 to 77. North winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Synopsis

The wet pattern will continue over the eastern end of the state today as a cold front around Maui County continues eastward. Meanwhile, light to moderate west-northwest winds with drier air filling in from west to east will continue in the wake of the front as high pressure builds north of the state. Expect a more typical trade wind pattern to return with showers favoring windward and mauka locations Wednesday through the second half of the week.

Discussion

Updated to correct Watch/Warning/Advisory section.
The short-term guidance remains in good agreement and depicts the wet pattern persisting today over the eastern end of the state due to an upper trough to the north and its attendant surface front slowly advancing down the island chain. Radar imagery showed the back edge of the moderate showers with decent rainfall rates along/ahead of the front around Maui early this morning beginning to weaken. The latest rainfall summary depicted 24-Hr rainfall totals (through 2 AM HST) ranging from 3 to 5 inches on Kauai to 1 to 2 inches over Oahu and Maui County. In addition to the wet conditions, expect a wintry mix over the Big Island summits this morning with warning level westerly winds. Elsewhere, light to moderate west-northwest winds and drier conditions have begun to fill in from west to east. Dewpoints are forecasted to dip into the upper 50s to low 60s this afternoon, which will limit rainfall chances. The drying trend will continue over the eastern end of the state on Tuesday as high pressure builds to the north and the fronts slips east of the area. A return of a more typical trade wind pattern with clouds/showers favoring windward areas is anticipated Wednesday through the second half of the week.

Aviation

A quick-moving cold front will exit Hawaii to the northeast today. Clearing has already begun on Kauai. Frequent rain showers possibly mixed with isolated thunderstorms will persist across the central Islands this morning then taper off from the west in the afternoon. The front is weakening as it presses eastward, so the heaviest showers are not expected to reach the Big Island.
Meanwhile, east-southeast flow in advance of the front will carry repeated bands of light showers towards the Big Island with the greatest impact being felt along the windward coast south of Laupahoehoe tonight.
AIRMET Sierra for mountain obscuration is currently in effect for Maui and Molokai. Conditions are expected to improve in the early afternoon.
Moderate upper level turbulence could redevelop across the state later today as the upper level trough to the northwest of Hawaii digs southward.
Occasional light rime icing is expected in layered clouds above 15 kft. Conditions are expected to persist into the evening hours.

Marine

A front over Maui County will continue to push slowly eastward today and tonight, then stall out and slowly dissipate near the Big Island Tuesday and Wednesday. Light to moderate west to northwest winds will fill in behind the front today, with winds becoming rather light for Tuesday. Moderate north to northeast winds will fill in by late Wednesday, with fresh to strong trades expected Thursday and Friday as high pressure builds eastward well to the north of the state. The trades appear to ease a bit over the weekend as the high to the north weakens.
A Small Craft Advisory remains posted for the Alenuihaha Channel and leeward Big Island waters today due to funneling effects between Maui and the Big island. A SCA has also been issued for 10 foot seas around Kauai today.
Surf along north and west facing shores will trend up today as a northwest swell builds. Surf may flirt with low end advisory levels along north facing shores of the smaller islands late today and tonight, but should hold just below the advisory threshold of 15 feet. Surf along east facing shores will remain very small through the week. Small, medium to long period south swells will keep some small surf rolling into south facing shores through the week.

HFO Watches/Warnings/Advisories

Wind Advisory until 6 AM HST Tuesday for Haleakala Summit.
High Wind Warning until 6 AM HST Tuesday for Big Island Summits.
Winter Weather Advisory until 11 AM HST this morning for Big Island Summits.
Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM HST this evening for Kauai Northwest Waters, Kauai Windward Waters, Kauai Leeward Waters, Alenuihaha Channel, Big Island Leeward Waters.

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov