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A surface high north of the area will move northeast through Saturday. The high is producing locally strong trade winds over Hawaiian waters. A Small Craft Advisory continues for strong trade winds in the windier areas near Maui County and the Big Island. A new high building northwest of the area will cause the trade winds to strengthen further this weekend. The SCA will likely be expanded starting Saturday.

Surf is expected to remain below High Surf Advisory (HSA) thresholds along all shores through this weekend. Surf along east facing shores will remain rough through Sunday night due to the trade winds, but heights will remain moderate. There will be some increase in surf heights along east facing shores next week as trade winds strengthen.

A small northwest swell will build Saturday evening, peaking Sunday. A slightly larger swell is expected to arrive Sunday evening and peak Monday. Another moderate swell is possible next Thursday.

Surf along south facing shores will remain small through early next week. Lows in the southern hemisphere may strengthen and shift east enough to produce some bigger surf along south facing shores by the end of next week.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Tide Predictions

A single low tide at Kahului will be -0.01 foot at 11:43am, rising to a single high tide of 2.02 foot at 8:17 pm this evening.

The sunrise was at 06:00 am this morning and will set at 06:48 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 6 days old, and is in a Quarter phase. The next Waxing Gibbous will occur at 12:59 AM on Monday, April 30th.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

Wind: n/a at 0 mph
current observations as of 11am February 15th, 2019

Weather Outlook for Saturday, 21st April 2018


Breezy trade wind weather is expected over the weekend with clouds and showers focused over windward areas. Some of these showers will blow over to leeward locations on the smaller islands, while the Kona side of the Big Island will see afternoon clouds and showers. Trades will strengthen to locally windy levels next week.

Detailed Discussion

High pressure far northeast of the main Hawaiian islands is driving locally strong trade winds across the state this evening. Radar shows scant shower activity upwind of the islands, but satellite loop shows layered clouds lingering across Maui county and the Big Island. Afternoon soundings showed PW in the 1.1 to 1.5 inch range with increasing stability.

Models show the high pressure to the north will keep trade winds on the breezy side through the forecast period, gradually gaining strength and spreading westward over the weekend and into next week. Clouds and showers brought in by the trades will favor windward and mauka areas, but leeward areas may get wet from time to time as well as winds increase. The layered mid and upper level clouds will continue moving eastward, clearing Maui County tonight and the Big Island Saturday morning. Drier and clearer weather is then expected through the rest of the forecast period.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Isolated showers. Highs around 83. East winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 79 to 85. East winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Breezy. Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs 70 to 83. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Breezy. Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs around 82 at the shore to around 65 at 5000 feet. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Breezy. Partly sunny with isolated showers. Highs around 85 at the shore to 65 to 71 upcountry. East winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Haleakala Summit

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Isolated showers. Highs around 56 at the visitor center to around 53 at the summit. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

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