0-3 foot
0-2 foot
1-4 foot
1-4 foot

Overall, the surf around Maui will be flat to tiny at best. No significant swells are expected through the middle of next week, though surf along east facing shores will be slightly elevated due to the stronger trades. Winds and seas, as well as surf along east facing shores, will likely increase toward the middle and end of next week due to the possible effects from Tropical Cyclones Lester and Madeline. There is still quite a bit of uncertainty on the scenario as the situation is developing. A series of tiny to small south swells will attempt to reach our south shores throughout the forecast period and we may even see a small west swell around the end of the work-week. Locally breezy trade winds accelerating around the high terrain will keep the seas choppy and sloppythrough the weekend. Although these winds may briefly and slightly ease a little on Saturday, it is expected to increase a little Sunday and Monday. These wind speeds will remain high enough to warrant a small craft advisory through Sunday.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model

Tide Predictions

Low tide at Kahului was 0.2 foot at 4:29 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 2.4 foot at 12:14 PM just after noon, then dropping to a low of 0.9 foot at 7:03 PM early this evening, before once again rising to a high of 1.3 foot at 11:14 PM shortly before midnight

The sunrise was at 06:07 am this morning and will set at 06:46 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 25 days old, and is in a Waning Crescent phase. The next New Moon will occur at 9:04 AM on Thursday, September 1st.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

Wind: n/a at 0 mph
current observations as of 3am December 17th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

Locally breezy trade winds will continue through early next week as high pressure persists north of the islands. Passing low clouds and brief showers will favor windward and mauka areas during nights and mornings. An increase in trade wind showers is expected from late Saturday through Monday. Weather may become more active, with potentially an increase in winds by the middle of next week, as the islands may experience the effects from Tropical cyclone Madeline.

A surface high far north-northeast of the state continues to bring moderate to locally breezy ENE trade winds to the islands. Low clouds with embedded showers carried by the winds are reaching the islands at times, affecting mainly windward areas. The exception is Kona side of the Big Island, where evening convection has developed along the coast, bringing localized heavy rain. Believe the convection may last for another hour or so before dissipating.

The center of the aforementioned high will hover around the same area over the weekend, then slowly moves south by early next week. As such, trade winds will prevail across the state through early next week. Latest forecast models continue to show possibly an area of moisture reaching the islands from the northeast during the later part of the weekend into early next week. This may result in an increase in showers later on Saturday through Monday.

After this moisture departs west of the islands, the next area of moisture in the trade flow is possible Tuesday through Thursday as Madeline approaches the area from the E. The latest official forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami indicates that Madeline will be nearing the Big Island around the middle of next week. While uncertainty on the scenario remains high at this point, it does highlight the potential for tropical cyclone conditions impacting in the islands. Continue to monitor the forecast in the coming days as changes are almost expected. It is still expected that Madeline will cross 140W into the central Pacific some time Saturday, after which the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu will take over the responsibility of issuing advisories. Additional unsettled weather associated with Tropical Cyclone Lester may arrive over Labor Day holiday weekend, but this is extremely uncertain at this time.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then isolated showers after midnight. Lows 67 to 74. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 69 to 77. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows 63 to 75. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the evening, then occasional showers after midnight. Lows around 73 at the shore to around 55 at 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight. Lows around 71 at the shore to 54 to 61 upcountry. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Haleakala Summit

Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 48 at the visitor center to around 45 at the summit. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - August 27th, 2016