Wind advisory continues for Maui and Big Island

The National Weather Service says a wind advisory remains in effect for portions of Maui and The Big Island.

Forecasters say high pressure far north of the state will maintain strong and gusty trade winds across the state through early Wednesday evening for Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe and exposed portions of the Big Island.

The wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

* winds...east 25 to 30 mph with localized gusts over 45 mph.

advisory winds will be located in areas exposed to the trade

winds...over mountains tops and through gaps.

* impacts...winds this strong can bring down tree branches and

may cause local power outages. these winds can also make

driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles on

bridges and overpasses.

A wind advisory indicates very strong and gusty winds are expected. Motorists should use extra caution while driving.

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