Red flag warning extended for leeward areas of all islands
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A red flag warning has been extended until 6 p.m. Monday as weather conditions may continue to cause extreme fire behavior.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu said the warning has been posted for leeward areas, most of which are under drought conditions.
Dry fuels, including grass and brush in those areas will combine with strong and gusty trade winds and low humidity levels, along with warm temperatures.
East/northeast winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 50 miles per hour will be possible in the afternoon, along with humidity levels near 40 to 45 percent.
The red flag warning does not predict new fire starts, but means that any fires that do develop may spread rapidly and be difficult to control.
Outdoor burning is not recommended Sunday.
Meanwhile, a wind advisory has been extended until 6 p.m. Monday for Lanai and Kahoolawe, along with the Kohala area of Hawaii Island. The advisory has been canceled for the rest of the state.
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