The National Weather Service has issued a major consultation to sail south and east along the shore of Hawaii, effective until 6 a.m. Wednesday, and extended a wind warning that covers all islands until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph, with local gusts of up to 50 mph expected in some areas of Kauai, Oahu, Maui County and the island of Hawaii.
Stronger winds will be “near the mountains, gaps and wind blowing downslope from higher terrain.”
Officials warn that this strong wind can blow tree branches down and cause occasional power outages. Drivers are advised to use extra caution when driving.
A high surf advisory is also being provided for the southern and eastern shores of all islands from Kauai to Hawaii islands due to a southern swell combined with the strong trades.
Surfing is expected to reach 6 to 8 feet on eastern shores, then rise to 7 to 10 feet Wednesday. Surfing the southern shores will be built 6 to 8 feet in the evening before lowering Wednesday.
Today’s forecast is mostly sunny, with strong winds, scattered showers and mauka showers, with highs of 78 to 83 degrees.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with showers spread and allowed from 66 to 71 degrees.
Forecasters said high surf advisories will likely be extended on Friday or later due to rough surf caused by the winds.
A small craft warning for most Hawaiian waters – from northwestern Kauai and windward to the island of Hawaii – was also extended until 6 a.m. Thursday.
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