Surf Outlook for Saturday, June 1st 2019

North Shores:
1 to 3 feet through Sunday
West Shores:
1 to 3 feet through Sunday
South Shores:
2 to 4 feet through Sunday
East Shores:
3 to 5 feet through Sunday

Persistent high pressure far northeast of the area will support moderate to locally strong trade winds through the middle of next week. A Small Craft Advisory remains posted for the windier zones around Maui and the Big Island through Sunday, and will likely need to be extended in time. A low and associated front passing north of the islands may lead to weaker trade winds Thursday and Friday.

A series of small south swells will maintain small surf along south facing shores into next week, with the potential for slightly larger surf by next weekend. A long-running small northwest swell will diminish through this weekend. Otherwise, a short period trade wind swell will support moderate surf along east facing shores into next week.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Tide Predictions

The sunrise was at 05:42 am this morning and will set at 07:04 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 28 days old, and is in a New Moon phase. The next Waxing Crescent will occur at 1:13 AM on Sunday, May 12th.

Weather Outlook for Saturday, 1st June 2019

Summary

High pressure far northeast of the islands will maintain trade winds across the area into next week. Cloud and showers will favor windward and mountain areas. Fairly dry weather will persist over leeward areas.

Detailed Discussion

Trade wind weather continues across the state early this morning. Patches of low clouds have reached the island vicinity overnight, bringing an increase in showers mainly over the windward coastal waters. Much of these clouds and showers will also affect windward areas through rest of the morning. Both early morning Lihue and Hilo soundings depicted pretty much seasonal trade wind weather type profile.

An area of surface high pressure will persist far northeast of the region through the rest of the weekend into early next week. providing moderate to locally breezy trade winds. Forecast solutions indicated near seasonal moisture in the island vicinity for the next few days. Hence, seasonal trade wind weather will prevail into early next week. Models still indicate an upper level trough may pass over the area by the middle of next week. If so, passing showers may be enhanced due to the possible increase in atmospheric instability. Furthermore, a surface frontal system is also forecast to pass north of the area during the later part of next week. Looks like trade winds will hold over the islands by then, but will be much lighter.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Sunny and breezy. Highs around 90. Northeast winds up to 20 mph.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Sunny and breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 82 to 90. East winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Mostly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 68 to 87. Northeast winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs 80 to 85 at the shore to around 67 at 5000 feet. East winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Sunny and breezy. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 91 at the shore to 70 to 78 upcountry. East winds up to 20 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Haleakala Summit

Sunny with isolated showers. Highs around 63 at the visitor center to around 59 at the summit. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.