Maui Weather Wind and Waves

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

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A surface ridge will remain nearly stationary north of the area and maintain trade winds over the islands. A surface trough moving over the area from the southeast will bring showery weather and lighter winds through the middle of the coming week. Winds will strengthen as the surface trough moves west but a trough aloft and lingering tropical moisture will keep showers active through the second half of the week.
Updated: 09/10/2016 7:00 am HST

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Tropical Storm Lester continues to move away from the Hawaiian Islands, taking away most of the heavy weather with it. Its departure has left us with one more feature that all islands will be dealing with for the next 24 hours, and that is a band of weather that includes isolated thunderstorms. The last of this band will clear Kauai by Monday afternoon. A stable air mass will fill in behind with a trade wind flow and persist through the rest of the new week.
Updated: 09/04/2016 7:51 am HST

Monday, August 29, 2016

Moderate trade winds will continue for the next couple of days as high pressure persists north of the state. A much drier airmass is expected over the islands today and tonight, with shower activity limited primarily to windward and mauka locales. By the middle of the week, a more unsettled weather pattern is expected to overspread the state, as we begin to feel impacts from Hurricane Madeline. Hurricane Lester may affect the islands over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, keeping the conditions unsettled across the Aloha state.
Updated: 08/29/2016 3:35 am HST

Monday, August 22, 2016

Winds will gradually decrease and veer toward the southeast during the next couple of days as high pressure weakens far to the northeast of the state and a trough develops northwest of the state. This will allow increasingly widespread afternoon seabreezes to develop. Showers will become more frequent, especially during the afternoons and early evenings, as a moist and somewhat unstable airmass moves across the area. Locally heavy rainfall and isolated thunderstorms will be possible on the Big Island during the afternoons early this week. High pressure will rebuild northeast of the area late this week, with a drier trade wind weather pattern returning to the islands Thursday and Friday.
Updated: 08/22/2016 3:25 am HST

Sunday, August 21, 2016

High pressure well northeast of the state will keep a light to moderate trade wind flow in place through Sunday. The trades will weaken during the first half of next week, with some deep tropical moisture overspreading the islands and resulting in some more unsettled weather. A more typical trade wind pattern will then return late next week as high pressure strengthens well to the north of the island chain.
Updated: 08/21/2016 3:39 am HST

Friday, July 29, 2016

A surface high to the north will keep trade winds blowing over the islands through the coming week. The trades will carry areas of tropical moisture over the islands while a passing low aloft will make the atmosphere unstable. This combination will keep the weather rainier than normal over much of the next week. Updated: 07/29/2016 9:37 am HST

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tropical Depression Darby will continue to bring unsettled weather to western portions of the state this morning as the system tracks northwestward and away from the Aloha state. Improving conditions are then expected to spread across the island chain from east to west through tonight. More typical trade wind weather will then return for the remainder of the work week as high pressure builds well northeast of the island chain. Updated: 07/25/2016 4:45 am HST

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hot and muggy conditions will continue through the week. Trade winds will remain through today, bringing morning showers with clearing expected by the afternoon. Winds will become light from Sunday into Tuesday as the remnant low of Celia passes a couple hundred miles north of the islands. Deep tropical moisture will move over the islands from Sunday through Wednesday, fueling locally heavy showers for both windward and leeward areas. Trade winds will return Wednesday, possibly becoming breezy Thursday and Friday as the next tropical system approaches. Updated: 07/16/2016 3:40 am HST

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Breezy trade winds will prevail through today, with lighter trades expected Sunday, and into next week. Clouds and showers will continue to focus over windward areas, with a few showers reaching leeward locations during the night, and into the early morning hours. The leeward Big Island will continue to see afternoon and evening clouds and isolated showers with skies clearing overnight. Updated: 07/09/2016 9:58 am HST

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will prevail this week, but wind speeds are expected to ease late this weekend and early next week. Low clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka areas, with fewer showers expected overall after midweek. Leeward Big Island will see afternoon and evening cloudiness and a few showers, followed by clearer nights and mornings. Updated: 07/05/2016 3:30 pm HST

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A weak front northwest of the state will keep winds light through the weekend. This front will push slowly southward through Kauai and Oahu Sunday night and Memorial Day, before stalling out and dissipating over the central and eastern islands by mid week. High pressure will build north of the state in the wake of the front, allowing the trade winds to return for much of next week. Updated: 05/28/2016 3:53 am HST

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Light trade winds will continue over the state as the pressure gradient weakens across the area. Showers, some locally heavy, will remain focused over the windward slopes today. Widespread afternoon sea breezes will trigger isolated heavy downpours, mainly over interior and mauka sections, as the atmosphere becomes increasingly unstable. A more stable but humid, hybrid trade wind and weak afternoon convective pattern will prevail on Thursday, followed by light and variable winds with land and sea breeze weather regime heading into the weekend. Updated: 05/25/2016 4:00 am HST

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Moderate to at times locally breezy trade winds will dominate the weather across the state through this weekend. Low clouds and showers carried by the trades will remain focused over windward and mauka areas, with brief showers occasionally passing over leeward sections of some islands. Updated: 05/19/2016 3:57 am HST

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Light winds this morning will turn to sea breezes by the afternoon with increasing clouds and showers expected. Trade winds will return tonight and Monday with showers focusing over the windward slopes. Updated: 05/15/2016 3:34 am HST

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Moisture associated with a stalled and weakening front near Maui county will keep most windward skies cloudy into early next week, with showers most active over windward portions of Maui county. These clouds and showers are expected to gradually diminish later in the week. Also, moderate to locally breezy northeast trade winds will prevail for several days before easing after mid-week. On most of the Big Island, limited moisture embedded in a lighter easterly trade wind flow will bring fewer windward showers, with the Hamakua coast the most likely recipient of rainfall associated with the front. Updated: 05/08/2016 4:00 am HST

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Breezy trade winds will persist across the island chain into Wednesday. Low clouds and showers carried by the trades will favor windward and mauka sections, with an increase in trade showers expected later today and tonight. A late season front approaching Kauai from the northwest Thursday and Friday will cause winds across the state to weaken and veer from the southeast. This will allow local afternoon sea breezes and nighttime land breezes to develop by the end of the work week. The front is expected to weaken as it reaches Kauai, with locally breezy northeasterly trade winds returning to the state this weekend. Updated: 05/03/2016 4:07 am HST

Sunday, April 17, 2016

High pressure building north of the islands will bring a surge in trade winds, as well as increasing clouds and showers, through Monday. While most of the showers will favor windward areas, the strengthening trade winds will push showers to leeward portions of the smaller islands. The increased winds and showers will affect Kauai and Oahu today, spreading to Maui county and the Big Island tonight and Monday. The increased moisture will move south of all islands by Tuesday, with moderate trade winds delivering just a few brief windward showers for the remainder of the upcoming week. Updated: 04/17/2016 3:30 am HST

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A potential wet trade wind pattern is on tap for this weekend. First, an upper level disturbance will enhance the showers coming in with the trades leading to some locally heavy showers between Friday afternoon and Saturday. Second, remnants of a front will settle over the islands Sunday providing the islands with some showery trades. Between now and Friday, trade showers will continue, favoring the windward and mountain. These showers will be more numerous during the nights and mornings. A drier trade wind regime will return to most islands on Monday of next week. Updated: 04/13/2016 3:58 am HST

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A cold front will move across the island chain today and tonight before stalling near the Big Island on Wednesday. Clouds and passing showers will accompany the front. Breezy north to northeast winds will follow in the fronts wake. A typical trade wind weather pattern is expected Thursday and Friday as high pressure passes by to our north. Winds will become lighter on Saturday as a weak trough develops near the state. Another area of high pressure will be building in to our north early next week with trade winds once again returning. Updated: 04/05/2016 9:51 am HST

Friday, April 1, 2016

High pressure building north of the state will strengthen the trade wind flow over the weekend, with clouds and showers focusing primarily across windward and mauka areas. The trades will diminish Monday as a cold front begins to approach from the northwest. The front and an accompanying band of clouds and showers will move southeastward down the island chain Tuesday and Tuesday night. High pressure will then build north of the state during the middle to latter portion of next week, bringing a return of breezy northeasterly trades. Updated: 04/01/2016 10:11 am HST

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A weak cold front will push across the central islands this morning and across the Big Island this afternoon, then stall just southeast of the Big Island tonight. Strong high pressure building to the northwest of the state behind the front will bring cool and gusty northerly winds over the islands today through Thursday. Breezy trade wind weather is expected from Friday through the weekend. A developing low pressure trough west of the state will veer winds around to the southeast and south early next week, with an increasing chance of showers. Updated: 03/16/2016 3:51 am HST

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A cold front will sweep down the island chain today through Wednesday, bringing clouds and showers to the islands. Cool northerly winds will strengthen as the front passes, with windy conditions expected into Thursday as the winds turn to the northeast as a high pushes in behind the front. Breezy trade winds will then prevail into the weekend, delivering clouds and brief showers to windward areas. Updated: 03/08/2016 9:31 am HST

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Light trade winds have returned across the islands this weekend as a ridge of high pressure retreats northward. However, winds will begin to swing back to southerlies late Sunday as a front approaches the state from the northwest. The front will move through the islands Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing a good chance of showers along with windy conditions through late next week. Updated: 03/05/2016 3:31 am HST

Monday, February 22, 2016

A weak cold front will continue to move across Maui county and the Big Island today, bringing periods of breezy conditions and passing showers. Remnant moisture from this front may remain along windward portions of the Big Island during the first half of the week. A cooler and drier weather pattern is expected starting today across the western half of the island chain, and prevailing through Wednesday with calmer winds. A very large northwest swell will continue to spread down the island chain through today. Another front may bring more showers Wednesday night. Updated: 02/22/2016 4:30 am HST

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Trade winds will gradually decrease later today and tonight as a front approaches the area from the northwest. Moisture associated with the front along with strengthening trade winds early in the week will cause an increase in shower activity especially over windward and mauka areas. Drier weather and lighter trade winds are expected during the second half of the week. Updated: 02/14/2016 9:49 am HST

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A cold front will move south of the Big Island this morning. Gusty northerly winds will prevail today, with showers diminishing. The coolest air mass of the season will settle over the state today and linger through early this week. Winds will shift to the northeast and decrease on Monday. A weak high pressure ridge will shift southward over the western end of the state Tuesday and Wednesday, allowing daytime seabreezes to develop. Gentle trade winds should return Wednesday night and Thursday. Mainly dry weather will prevail from this afternoon through the upcoming week. Updated: 02/07/2016 3:51 am HST

Monday, February 1, 2016

A series of weak fronts passing north of the islands throughout the week will result in the disruption of trade winds across the area at times, with brief periods of land and sea breezes. A strong cold front will bring unsettled weather to the area by the weekend, and the coolest airmass of the year will overspread the islands in its wake. Updated: 02/01/2016 4:00 am HST

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Light to moderate trades will gradually return today and remain in place through Sunday with limited showers focusing over windward and mauka areas. A series of weak fronts will approach the islands next week resulting in intervals of land and sea breeze weather interrupted by periods of light to moderate trade winds. Rainfall accumulations should remain light. Updated: 01/30/2016 3:38 am HST

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A surface ridge in the vicinity of the aloha state will maintain light winds and mostly dry conditions today. A weak front passing from west to east across the smaller islands from late tonight through Wednesday will bring low clouds and a chance of showers. This will be followed by dry northerly flow filling in behind the front. Trade winds will return Thursday and Friday, which will focus low clouds and light trade showers mainly along windward facing terrain. Another surface ridge is forecast to be near the islands this weekend, bringing a return to light and variable winds. Updated: 01/19/2016 3:54 am HST

Monday, January 11, 2016

A weak surface ridge will persist near the main Hawaiian islands through Thursday. Weather for the state will remain mostly dry and dominated by daytime sea breezes and nighttime land breezes. A weak cold front is forecast to reach Kauai and Oahu on Thursday night or Friday, bringing a modest increase in clouds and showers. Updated: 01/11/2016 3:24 am HST

Monday, January 4, 2016

Trade winds will increase today, becoming locally breezy this afternoon through Tuesday. Moisture associated with a dissipating front is expected to bring an increase in windward showers starting this afternoon on Kauai, and across the remainder of the state from tonight through Tuesday night. Winds will shift to the southeast and weaken on Wednesday, with light winds and afternoon seabreezes then prevailing into next weekend. Additional fast moving fronts may bring periods of increased showers toward the end of the week, and again during the upcoming weekend. Updated: 01/04/2016 3:38 am HST

Saturday, January 2, 2016

High pressure north of the state will slowly settle southward towards the islands through the weekend. The next cold front will shift southward near or over the island chain early next week, before dissipating by mid week. Another cold front will approach the islands by the end of the work week. Updated: 01/02/2016 4:04 am HST