High-surf advisory posted for islands
The National Weather Service issued a high-surf advisory through 6 a.m. today for the east-facing shores of Maui, Molokai and most of the rest of the state.
Surf was forecast to rise to 6 to 8 feet. Beachgoers were told to expect strong breaking waves and currents that make swimming difficult and dangerous.
A small-craft advisory was expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m. today.
Forecasters predicted mostly
cloudy skies and breezy conditions for Maui County today, with scattered showers for windward and mauka areas during the day and more rain likely at night. Leeward residents and visitors can expect isolated showers.
High temperatures were forecast to range from 79 to 84 degrees, with overnight lows from 68 to 73. Winds should blow out of the east from 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 35 mph.
Cloudy and mostly cloudy conditions were expected to persist through the end of the workweek.
For the 24-hour period ending at noon Monday, the only Maui County rain gauges reporting an inch or more of rain were Puu Kukui in the West Maui Mountains, 3.71 inches, and West Wailuaiki above Keanae, 1.78 inches.