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Wind speeds will increase to Small Craft Advisory (SCA) threshold across the typically windy waters around Maui County and The Big Island today and continue on through the day Monday. Winds will increase to SCA threshold across waters around Oahu by tonight. An SCA is now in effect for those waters and may need to be extended by Monday as locally strong trade winds are forecast to last through the coming week.

The current small north swell will continue to lower through today. A couple of very small north and northwest swells are possible during the Tuesday through Thursday time period. A small south southwest swell will peak over the weekend then lower gradually early next week. Another small south southwest swell is expected to fill in on Monday, peak on Tuesday, then lower gradually Wednesday and Thursday. Strengthening trade winds will cause an increase in short period choppy surf along east facing shores this weekend and on through the middle of next week.

Hawaii Wave Height Model

Hawaii Swell Period Model
Hawaii Swell Height Model


Tide Predictions

Low tide at Kahului was 0.1 foot at 5:30 AM early this morning, rising to a high of 2.6 foot at 12:41 PM just after noon, then dropping to a low of 0.6 foot at 7:16 PM early this evening, before once again rising to a of foot at just after midnight

The sunrise was at 06:12 am this morning and will set at 06:27 pm this evening. The Moon is currently 26 days old, and is in a Waning Crescent phase. The next New Moon will occur at 5:30 AM on Wednesday, September 20th.

Hawaii Wind Report

Maui Weather

90°/93°
Wind: N at 9 mph
Sunrise: 6:24 AM
Sunset: 5:55 PM
current observations as of 2pm October 22nd, 2017

Weather Outlook for Saturday

High pressure north of the State will keep a moderate to breezy trade wind flow in place across the island chain this weekend through most of next week. Clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka areas, with an occasional shower drifting leeward due to the strength of the trades. Showers are expected to be most prevalent during nights and mornings.

Currently at the surface, several areas of high pressure are located to the northeast and north-northwest of the State, and these features are producing moderate trade winds across the island chain early this morning. Infrared satellite imagery shows both low and high clouds over the State, with partly to mostly cloudy skies in place in most areas. Meanwhile, radar imagery shows scattered to numerous trade showers moving into windward areas, with a few showers drifting into leeward areas from time to time. Main short term concern revolves around rain chances.

The areas of high pressure to the north of the islands, will consolidate into a single high to the north of the State this weekend, resulting in a strengthening of the trade winds. The high will then strengthen as it shifts eastward to a location well north-northeast of the area early next week. Moderate to breezy trade winds are expected to prevail this weekend through much of next week, with perhaps some decrease in the trade wind speeds as we approach next weekend. As for sensible weather details, a fairly typical trade wind weather pattern is expected, with bands of clouds and showers bringing brief showers mainly to windward and mauka areas. The showers are expected to be most prevalent during nights and mornings, with a stray shower reaching leeward areas from time to time due to the strength of the trades.

Central Valley (Kahului, Spreckelsville):

Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 68 to 74. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Leeward West (Lahaina, Ka`anapali):

Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 69 to 76. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Windward West (Wailuku, Waiehu):

Breezy. Partly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows 61 to 73. East winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Windard Haleakala (Hana, Haiku, Makawao):

Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows around 71 at the shore to around 55 at 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Leeward Haleakala (Kihei, Wailea, Makena):

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows around 71 at the shore to 55 to 60 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Haleakala Summit

Breezy. Mostly clear with scattered showers. Lows 49 to 55. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Photo of the Day

Surf Photo of the Day - September 16th, 2017