Wind advisory for parts of Lanai, Maui, Big Island cancelled, but winds remain strong

Published: Jul. 31, 2021 at 10:12 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 1, 2021 at 6:21 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service has canceled a wind advisory that was posted Sunday for portions of Lanai, Maui and the Big Island, but winds will remain rather blustery into Monday.

Monday’s forecast calls for east-northeast winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour with higher gusts. That’s still strong, but below wind advisory thresholds.

Kahului Airport recorded a 46 mile per hour gust Sunday, while a 36 mile per hour gust was recorded in Honolulu. Molokai Airport had a 32 mile per hour gust, while Wahiawa and Lanai City had gusts of 30 miles per hour.

The strong winds and mostly dry conditions will keep concerns high for fire weather conditions, as any wildfires that start could spread more quickly in leeward areas that are currently experiencing drought.

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