Wind advisory extended for parts of Maui County and Hawaii Island
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A wind advisory has been extended until 6 a.m. Monday for portions of Maui County and Hawaii Island due to strong and gusty trade winds.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu said the advisory covers the islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, all lower elevations of Maui, and most of Hawaii Island except the Kona, Hilo and Puna districts.
Sustained easterly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are possible, along with local gusts to 50 miles per hour.
Forecasters are urging that people watch for falling tree branches while walking or driving. Residents should secure or take down tents and awnings that could be blown by the wind, and to prepare for power outages.
Strong high pressure to the north is generating the gusty winds, which are forecast to subside Monday into Tuesday.
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