HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Wind Advisories have been posted for the island of Lanai and portions of the Big Island until 8 p.m. as strong north winds follow a cold front that passed over the state late Saturday into early Sunday.
A High Wind Warning is also in effect until 6 a.m. Monday for the summit areas of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, where west winds are expected to strengthen to as much as 65 miles per hour.
On the Big Island, the advisory covers the north and east portions of the island along with the Kohala area. North to northeast winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 50 miles per hour are expected, with the strongest winds in the South Kohala area, including Kawaihae, Waikoloa and Waimea. Another area of strong winds will occur from Hilo southward into the Puna District.
An advisory also covers the entire island of Lanai for strong north to northeast winds.
if you're driving in a high profile vehicle like a truck or SUV, use extreme caution while driving. The winds will also blow around lightweight outdoor objects.
The Severe Weather Team will be monitoring the forecasts closely through the weekend.