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High Wind Warning issued for parts of state; advisory continues rest of islands

Wind advisory extended until Sunday evening Wind advisory extended until Sunday evening

A High Wind Warning has been issued for the summit areas of Haleakala on Maui and the Kohala District of the Big Island for dangerous and damaging wind gusts. Meanwhile, a Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday for the rest of the state.

The National Weather Service said strong east winds are expected to increase to 25 to 40 miles per hour with gusts as high as 60 miles per hour.

The warning is in effect until noon Monday.

Meanwhile, gusty trades are still blowing across the rest of the islands, with easterly trades of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts to 50 miles per hour still possible Sunday.

Forecasters said winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially in high profile vehicles like trucks and SUV's. The winds can also open and close doors with great force. You haven't done so already, secure holiday decorations, along with trash cans, lawn furniture and other loose objects.

For mariners, the strong winds also have prompted the Weather Service to issue Gale Warnings for channel waters near the Big Island and Maui. There's also a Small Craft Advisory in effect for remaining Hawaiian coastal waters, and a High Surf Warning for east facing shores.

Winds are forecast to remain breezy for much of the coming week before gradually diminishing by Thursday.

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