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Mostly flat to tiny conditions are expected through the weekend under only moderate winds. The tradewinds are forecast to rebuild early next week and may reach small craft advisory level over the coastal waters around Maui by midweek, potentially building a small to moderate choppy windswell. Small swells from the south and northwest are due through the weekend but will not amount to much. A south-southwest swell building next Wednesday could push south shore surf to near advisory levels in the second half of next week. An out-of-season north swell should arrive Monday, but wave heights won’t reach much better then chest-high to possibly head-high levels at its peak. We’ll take anything we can get at this point though. The region southeast of New Zealand is currently active and will continue to see a lot of storm activity through much of the upcoming week. This should send two additional swells toward our south shores, arriving around Friday and another around Sunday. Both of these swells will be out of the south to south-southeast.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model

Tide Predictions

High tide at Kahului was 1.5 foot at 1:05 AM late last night, dropping to a low of -0.7 foot at 7:32 AM this morning, then rising to a high of 2.7 foot at 2:47 PM early this afternoon, before once again dropping to a low of 0.6 foot at 9:12 PM late this evening

The sunrise was at 05:42 am this morning and will set at 07:06 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 29 days old, and is in a New Moon phase. The next Waxing Crescent will occur at 5:03 PM on Friday, May 13th.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

Wind: n/a at 0 mph
current observations as of 2am December 17th, 2018

Weather Outlook for Saturday

A weak surface trough lingering to the northeast will disrupt trade winds over much of the island chain tonight and Saturday, leading to a land and sea breeze regime during the next couple of days. Moderate northeasterly winds with typical windward showers will hold over Kauai. Interior clouds and showers, some briefly heavy on Saturday, will develop on most islands each afternoon followed by partial clearing at night. Trade winds will rebuild late Sunday and Monday as high pressure strengthens north of the state.

A stalled surface trough several hundred miles northeast of the state continues to keep winds mostly light across the islands this evening. The exception is Kauai and vicinity, where slightly more robust northeast winds prevail. As the winds remain light, land breezes will develop as the night progresses for most islands. This will bring some clearing to the Big Island as well as Maui. An area of low clouds with some embedded showers have reached Kauai earlier this evening under the northerly wind flow. Latest satellite imagery revealed there are more low clouds just north of the western islands. Hence expect clouds and showers to continue to affect Kauai through rest of the evening into early Saturday morning while some of the clouds and showers may spread to Oahu. Mainly fair weather will prevail over Molokai.

With the exception of Kauai where north to northeast winds will persist, a land and sea breeze weather regime will be present on Saturday into early Sunday for the rest of the islands, featuring afternoon clouds and spotty interior showers followed by some clearing at night. Forecast models are still showing deeper moisture lingering near the Big Island, suggesting showers may be more active and widespread in the vicinity. In addition, conditions could become slightly unstable on Saturday as a mid to upper level trough passes the islands, bringing the possibility for isolated heavy afternoon and evening showers, mainly for the Big Island where more moisture is available.

Latest models continue to show trade winds returning later on Sunday to the eastern islands, as a high pressure building to the north while both surface and upper level troughs exit east away from the region. Therefore Sunday weather is expected to be a hybrid trade wind and convective type scenario, with clouds and showers affecting the windward areas at times while sea breeze driven afternoon clouds and showers will more prevalent over the western portion of the islands.

Trade winds will strengthen further early next week as high pressure becomes established far north of the state. Mid to upper level ridging will build in from the northwest, suggesting typical trade wind weather for the islands.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Mostly clear. Lows 63 to 69. Light winds.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Mostly clear. Lows 63 to 70. East winds up to 10 mph.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows 56 to 68. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows around 69 at the shore to around 52 at 5000 feet. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows around 65 at the shore to around 53 upcountry. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Haleakala Summit

Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows around 46 at the visitor center to around 40 at the summit. Southwest winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - May 28th, 2016