Wind advisory cancelled except for Haleakala summit

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service has cancelled the Wind Advisory that was in effect statewide. However, the wind advisory has been continued until 6 p.m. Monday for the summit areas of Haleakala, where 20 to 30 mile per hour winds are still possible with gusts to 50 miles per hour.

Elsewhere around the state, east winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour with locally higher gusts are forecast through Tuesday before diminishing to more normal speeds.

An area of strong high pressure to the north-northeast of the state is fueling the gusty winds, which should diminish slowly as the high moves east.

For mariners, a Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday. A Gale Warning that was posted for waters near Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii has been cancelled.

The winds were responsible for several Christmas Eve power outages on Oahu.

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