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Wind Advisory taking effect Sunday for several areas of state

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday for portions of Oahu,  Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Forecasters expect northeast winds to increase to 20 to 35 miles per hour with gusts over 50 miles per hour.

The Weather Service said on Oahu, the strongest winds will impact areas over and immediately leeward of both the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges.

In Maui County, the strongest winds will be concentrated over Lanai, Kahoolawe, and the West Maui Mountains and Central Maui.

On the Big Island, the strong winds will be focused in the leeward Kohala area, the Waimea to Kawaihae corridor, the western saddle area, near Volcanoes National Park, and in the area near South Point.

Winds this strong can bring down tree branches and make driving difficult, especially in high profile vehicles such as larger SUV's and trucks. Motorists should use extra caution.

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