Maui Weather Wind and Waves

Maui Weather Wind and Waves
Maui Weather , Wind and Wave Information, Forecast and Observations

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A surface ridge just north of the state will keep winds light, leading to onshore sea breezes and interior clouds and showers during the afternoon. A cold front to the northwest will weaken as it moves across Kauai tonight, then dissipate over the central islands on Wednesday. Another front will approach late in the week, also dissipating over the islands Friday night into Saturday. A weak surface ridge will build just north of the state over the weekend. Updated: 12/29/2015 9:58 am HST

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Strong high pressure north of the state will keep a windy east- northeast trade wind flow in place through the weekend. The trades will slowly weaken through Christmas week, as a cold front approaches the islands from the west. The front will dissipate north of the state by the end of next week, as another area of strong high pressure builds in, strengthening the trade flow once again. Clouds and showers will remain focused primarily across windward and mauka areas, but some of the heavier showers will make it into leeward areas, particularly over the weekend and into early next week when the trade winds will be at there peak intensity. Updated: 12/19/2015 4:21 am HST

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Thanks to a front approaching from the northwest, a mixed weather pattern will affect the islands into early next week. Light to moderate southeasterlies are expected across windward areas while a mild convective regime is expected across leeward areas. The front will stall before reaching the islands and then lift off to the north early next week. A new high will build northeast of the islands and bring back locally breezy trade winds by the middle of next week. Updated: 12/12/2015 9:59 am HST

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gusty trade winds will give way to light winds and muggy weather over the weekend as a surface trough forms west of Kauai. Also, expect some afternoon showers over the interior areas of the smaller islands and the lee side of the Big Island over the weekend. Moderate trades are expected to return Monday.

Monday, December 7, 2015

A surface ridge north of the area will move closer to the islands today with potential for sea breezes to develop. This could bring periods of clouds and showers over leeward and interior areas this afternoon and again on Tuesday. A new high will bring back breezy trade winds by mid-week. A ridge aloft will keep the atmosphere stable through the week with rainfall amounts remaining low in general. Updated: 12/07/2015 3:40 am HST

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A trough of low pressure running from southwest to northeast through the Alenuihaha channel will remain nearly stationary through the day. The trough will then slowly retrograde westward back across the central and western islands through the end of the work week, keeping unsettled weather in place across the state. High pressure will become more dominant over the weekend and into early next week, reducing the shower activity and confining it to primarily windward and mauka locales.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Moderate, locally gusty trades will keep showers focused over windward and mauka areas during the next several days. The southern portions of the aloha state will see more shower activity as a weak surface trough passes just to the south. The trough will strengthen west of Kauai heading into the weekend. This will result in a return to southeasterly winds and an increased threat of unsettled weather over the western islands. Updated: 11/18/2015 3:40 am HST

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fresh to strong trade winds will persist over the islands through the weekend. Showers will favor the windward and mountain areas, but the trade winds will carry some of the showers leeward at times across the smaller islands. Winds will veer toward the southeast and weaken early next week as a front approaches the islands from the northwest, with a land and sea breeze pattern developing by Tuesday. The front is forecast to stall just west of Kauai by the middle of next week. Updated: 11/13/2015 3:34 am HST

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Strong high pressure north of the state will keep breezy trade winds in place through next week, with clouds and showers focused primarily across windward and mauka areas. Updated: 11/07/2015 3:42 am HST

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A cloud band embedded within trade flow will increase clouds and showers across the state today, but drier conditions are expected Friday and through the rest of the forecast period. A trade wind weather pattern, with clouds and showers favoring windward and mauka areas, is expected to last through the next seven days. Updated: 11/05/2015 3:47 am HST

Monday, November 2, 2015

Gentle southeast winds will allow sea breezes to prevail across the western part of the state today, while more typical trade wind conditions prevail around Maui county and the Big Island. A surface trough west of Kauai will continue to bring clouds and scattered showers to western parts of the state today. Fresh trade winds are expected to return statewide Tuesday and prevail through the rest of the week, as a ridge builds to the northeast of the islands. Updated: 11/02/2015 3:42 am HST

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A weak front will gradually move across Maui county and reach the Big Island later today. The front will be accompanied by some passing light to moderate showers, mainly over windward and mauka areas. High pressure will build in behind the front with moderate to fresh trade winds prevailing through Wednesday. Another front will approach the area late in the week with winds becoming lighter during the weekend, allowing for afternoon sea breezes to develop. Updated: 10/27/2015 3:30 am HST

Friday, October 23, 2015

The moderate trades will become lighter during the next several days with clouds and a few light showers favoring windward and mountain areas. A cold front will move across the island chain during the first half of next week bringing an increase in showers. Trade winds associated with a high behind the front will strengthen on Tuesday and Wednesday. Updated: 10/23/2015 3:55 am HST

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A high far north of the area will maintain locally breezy trade winds through tomorrow night. A cloud area moving along in the trades will keep the smaller islands rather wet today. Another cloud area will hit the Big Island tonight. The trade winds will weaken starting Wednesday night and rainfall will decrease as the atmosphere dries out. Hurricane Olaf is forecast to pass well east of the islands over the weekend. Olaf is expected to bring large surf to the islands and turn the winds out of the north, but it is too soon to know what other impacts Olaf will have. Updated: 10/20/2015 9:30 am HST

Friday, October 16, 2015

Moderate trade winds will persist into next week as high pressure remains north of the islands. Tropical moisture from former tropical cyclone Nora and an old front will spread across the island chain through the weekend, resulting in a wet trade wind pattern. This moisture will pass west of the islands by Monday. Updated: 10/16/2015 12:29 pm HST

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A weak front will move down the island chain over the next couple of days with northerly winds filling in. Clouds and passing showers will tend to favor windward and mauka areas. A more typical trade wind weather pattern is expected later in the week. Over the weekend there may be possible increase in clouds and showers across portions of the state as tropical moisture may spread over the area from the southeast. Updated: 10/13/2015 10:00 am HST

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A weak trough is producing a band of showery clouds, moving across the central portions of the island chain, keeping winds generally light during the next couple of days. Sea breezes will bring afternoon showers, mainly over leeward and interior locations. Some of the showers may produce locally heavy rainfall each afternoon and early evening. A few thunderstorms are possible for the Big Island and parts of Maui county this afternoon. Trade wind weather will return by mid week as the trough dissipates. Updated: 10/11/2015 4:00 am HST

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Breezy northerly winds today will transition to moderate easterly trades Thursday and continue through the weekend. As this pattern settles in, we can expect showers to affect primarily the windward and mountain areas, .especially nights and mornings. The leeward Big Island will see afternoon clouds and upslope showers with clearing overnight.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Breezy and gusty trades will prevail through the next several days as the islands remain between high pressure to the north and two tropical systems to the south. Increasing tropical moisture from the south and a wetter weather pattern will affect the islands during the rest of the weekend with best chances of rain over the eastern half of the aloha state. There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms for the Big Island from later today through Sunday. The western half of the island chain should remain under a trade wind regime with a little more showers tracking through.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A high to the north will maintain locally breezy trade winds for the next few days. The weather will dry out a bit today, but showers will continue over windward areas. A deep trough aloft and a tropical disturbance may combine to produce wet and windy weather starting as early as Saturday. The unsettled weather could continue for several days.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A moist and unstable air mass will maintain the Risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms through today across the western half of the island chain. Trade winds will gradually spread west from the Big Island to Kauai through Sunday night with the main focus of the showers returning to the windward and mountain areas. Unsettled weather may return for next weekend.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Its been a long wait, but: The warm and humid conditions continue as light and variable winds are expected to prevail through the weekend. Locally heavy showers and a few thunderstorms are expected today and Saturday as moisture associated with post tropical cyclone Jimena, along with an upper level trough just to the northwest of Kauai will combine to bring unsettled weather. The heaviest rain will focus across the western half of the island chain. A return to a more typical trade wind weather pattern should begin early next week

Saturday, September 5, 2015

It was actually windy enough for kiteboarding yesterday, x fingers for today! A band of moist and unstable air trailing south from the remnant of hurricane Ignacio will support spotty heavy showers and thunderstorms today. Drier weather will spread over the islands as the band of moisture moves away. Sea breezes will produce clouds and showers from the late mornings through the evenings with clearing skies during the late nights and early mornings. The weather during the second half of next week will depend on the track of hurricane Jimena.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Muggy conditions and showery weather will prevail during the next several days, especially in the afternoon hours. Winds will become mostly southerly through much of the work week, then become light and variable during the upcoming weekend. The extended forecast will depend heavily on the track of hurricane Jimena, which should remain well to the northeast of the islands. A brief return to drier easterly winds is possible by early next week.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Increasing northerly winds over the islands are due today with showers favoring windward and mountain areas. Hurricane Ignacio is sill forecast to pass northeast of the state today through Wednesday. Periods of breezy and wet weather are expected with locally heavy rain possible during its passage. Once Ignacio moves away from the islands, light southerly winds are expected for the later part of the week.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Humid, moist, and somewhat unstable conditions will persist today as weak trade winds gradually rebuild. Although showers will favor windward and mauka areas, afternoon clouds and spotty showers can be expected over leeward areas with flash flooding remaining a possibility over the smaller islands. Trade winds will strengthen during the weekend, though humid conditions will continue, especially across the northern islands. Hurricane Ignacio will approach the state late in the weekend and will affect island weather next week.