Wind Advisory extended through Friday morning

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Wind Advisory has been extended for almost all areas of all islands until 6 a.m. Friday. Easterly winds will blow consistently at 15-30 mph with gusts to 55 mph. The strongest winds will remain until Friday with breezy conditions to prevail until the middle of next week.

Winds around the state were within the 15 to 30 mile per hour range. The National Weather Service said a wind gauge above Makakilo on Oahu recorded a 55 mile per hour gust. Honolulu had a peak gust of 36 miles per hour; Kahului had gusts to 38 miles per hour at 2 p.m., while South Point on Hawaii Island had sustained northeast winds of 32 miles per hour with gusts to 48 miles per hour.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution and be prepared for falling tree branches and local power outages that could affect traffic signals.

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