Today Sunny skies with some clouds; windward and mauka showers drifting leeward at times. Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will persist through the week. Meanwhile leeward portions of the Big Island will see a few showers each afternoon and during the overnight hours. The Small Craft Advisory for the typically windier areas around Maui County and Big Island remains has been extended through Tuesday. Surf along south facing shores will remain up through the first half of the week. Surf along exposed north and west facing shores came up over the weekend and is running a little higher at select spots than predicted. East facing shores will small and choppy each day as the trades hold.
Today’s weather: Morning clouds but sunnier as we go thru the day. Daytime high near 86 degrees, winds NE 15-25. Moderate and breezy trade winds will continue, with clouds and showers favoring windward and mauka locations as areas of moisture move through.
Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will persist into this afternoon, followed by weaker trade winds from tonight through this weekend. In addition, stable and dry atmospheric conditions will remain in place. High clouds will start to cover skies across much of the state as we head into the weekend, with minimal low clouds and trade showers along windward facing slopes. Expect the trade winds to gradually strengthen early next week. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for south facing shores from noon today through early Sunday. Surf along south facing shores will trend up into the weekend, then again next Tuesday through midweek as overlapping south swells associated with an active pattern near New Zealand move through. Surf heights could reach the advisory level of 10 ft (face value) later today through Saturday night, then to the warning level of 15 ft (face value) late Tuesday through Wednesday.
Stable, dry trade wind weather pattern continues thru Saturday with Sunday being a transition day with light trade winds and maybe some interior and leeward sprinkles. Any rain will either be on the move or will be of the light variety. On Monday and Tuesday, southeasterly winds will make conditions hot, humid and sticky. A new high will build on Monday and Tuesday with trade winds returning. Clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka areas.Surf along south facing shores will likely reach the advisory level of 10 ft (face value) late Friday through Saturday night, then the warning level of 15 ft (face value) late Tuesday through Wednesday.
Moderate Trades are back today thru Friday which means a mixture of sunshine and clouds. Trades may be light enough where there may be some interior clouds with sprinkles along with brief leeward showers. As the winds weaken, there is a chance of an increase of clouds and possible showers this weekend.
High pressure weakens a little bit northeast of the state; this will mean lighter trade winds today and lots of sunshine. The air above the Hawaiian Islands is very stable and dry, abut we may have a few interior and leeward showers mostly in the afternoons. Tomorrow another area of high pressure drifts north of the islands, which means the winds will pickup thru the weekend. The weekend will see the same dip in trade winds like Wednesday.