Forecast: Change in winds to bring vog up the island chain

Forecast: Change in winds to bring vog up the island chain

Winds will be light and variable with just enough southeast flow to bring some volcanic haze up the island chain. Those with respiratory issues should take appropriate precautions. Severe vog and ash concerns are limited to neighborhoods close to Kilauea volcano on the Island of Hawaii.

Windward and mauka areas will see frequent showers this morning.

Convective heating this afternoon will likely create sea breezes and some clouds and showers over interior and leeward neighborhoods.

High today in Honolulu will be 84 degrees.

A low pressure system passing through the Central Pacific far north of the islands will weaken the high pressure ridge and produce lighter winds with land and sea breezes today. Daytime onshore sea breeze winds will develop with clouds and a few showers over island interior sections.

The high pressure ridge builds back in over the region on Thursday with a transition to a breezy trade wind weather pattern with more typical windward and mauka shower activity lasting through the weekend.

Surf is mellow all around with a little bit of energy rolling in from the south. A larger south swell is expected this weekend.

Waves today will be 2-4 feet south, 1-3 feet north, west, and east.

Ashfall advisory until 8 a.m. for areas west and southwest of Kilauea volcano, including but not limited to the communities of Wood Valley, Pahala, Punaluu, Naalehu, and Hawaiian Oceanview Estates. A quarter inch of accumulation is possible. Persons with respiratory illnesses should remain indoors.

This story may be updated.

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