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Red Flag Warning issued for Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Red Flag Fire Warning will go into effect Thursday afternoon for all Hawaiian Islands.

The warning will remain in effect from noon until 6 p.m.

The NWS says the Red Flag Warning means critical fire weather conditions are occurring or will occur with a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures.

According to forecasters, the warning mainly affects leeward areas across the state.

Winds are expected between 15 to 25 miles per hours, with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. Relative humidity may be as low as 45 percent.

Similar conditions are possible Friday afternoon.

A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create rapid fire growth potential. A red flag warning does not predict new fire starts.

Stay with HawaiiNewsNow.com for the latest updates.

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