3-5 foot
1-3 foot
1-3 foot
1-4 foot


Increasing trades through Sunday will generate choppy surf along east facing shores, while breezy trade winds by the middle of next week due to a stronger high passing north of the area will also bring an increase of choppy surf along east facing shores. Surf heights along east facing shores are expected to remain below advisory levels through the period. A series of small northerly and background south-southwest swells will generate small surf along north and south facing shores through the period.

Strengthening trade winds in the next couple of days will bring advisory level winds to the typically windy coastal waters around Maui and the Big Island Saturday and Sunday. Conditions will improve on Monday as a cold front approaches from the northwest, with diminishing winds across the marine area. Strong north to northeast winds expected behind the cold front by the middle of next week will lead to the return of small craft advisory level winds across a good portion of the coastal waters.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model


Tide Predictions

Low tide at Kahului was 0.6 foot at 6:25 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 1.0 foot at 11:08 AM shortly before noon, then dropping to a low of 0.2 foot at 4:54 PM late this afternoon, before once again rising to a of foot at just after midnight

The sunrise was at 06:15 am this morning and will set at 06:42 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 24 days old, and is in a Waning Crescent phase. The next New Moon will occur at 11:25 AM on Thursday, April 7th.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

65°/°
Wind: N at 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:05 AM
Sunset: 6:06 PM
current observations as of 3am January 16th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

High pressure building north of the state will bring moderate trade winds to the islands through Sunday, with clouds and showers focusing primarily across windward and mauka areas. The trades will diminish on Monday as a cold front approaches from the northwest. The front will advance southeastward down the island chain Tuesday through Wednesday, bringing more clouds and showers to the area. High pressure will then build north of the state latter half of next week, bringing a return of breezy northeasterly trades.

Trade winds continue across the islands early this morning, bringing some showers mainly to windward Maui and Big Island. Rain gages in those areas did pick up some measurable rainfall, though reported amounts are low enough not to be of much concern. Latest satellite imagery revealed there are only few low clouds in the island vicinity, except for a more substantial band of low clouds extending northeastward from windward Big Island. Early morning Hilo sounding appeared to have a sensor wetting problem, though general profile still fits trade wind weather. Airmass in the island vicinity remains stable, though slightly more moist as indicated by the sounding.

An area of surface high pressure far north-northeast of the islands will track northeast through Sunday and strengthen slightly as well. This will lead to the tightening of the pressure gradient across the island chain, resulting in increasing trade winds through Sunday. Low clouds embedded in the wind will affect the state at times, bringing some showers mainly to windward and mountain areas. Rainfall amounts will be attenuated as air mass in the island vicinity remains stable.

A cold front is still expected to approach the state from the northwest beginning Monday. Winds will weaken and shift southeasterly across the area in advance of the pending system. Volcanic haze from the Big Island may become more widespread in the island vicinity under the southeasterly winds. Latest forecast models continued to be in good agreement, indicating the cloud band associated with the front will reach Kauai Tuesday morning, then advancing to the remaining islands through rest of Tuesday into Wednesday. There will be an increase in showers across the area during the frontal passage. The main weather impact from this system will once again be the strong winds behind it, as a rather strong area of surface high pressure is then expected to build north of the islands by the middle of next week. Rather strong northerly trade winds are anticipated to spread across the state behind the front from late Tuesday through Wednesday. Showers embedded in the wind flow will focus over windward and mauka locales, though winds will be strong enough to carry some clouds and showers to the lee areas of the small islands.

The strong high pressure will weaken and move to far northeast of the state toward the next weekend, with trade winds easing over the islands. Extended forecast models hint trade winds may prevail across the islands a little longer this time.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers after midnight. Lows 64 to 70. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Breezy. Mostly clear with isolated showers. Lows 65 to 71. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 56 to 69. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 68 at the shore to around 52 at 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Mostly clear. Lows around 67 at the shore to around 54 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph.

Haleakala Summit

Mostly clear with isolated showers. Lows around 46 at the visitor center to around 43 at the summit. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - April 2nd, 2016