UPDATE (6:45 a.m.) – The Wind Advisory now includes Hawaii Island summits. Northwest winds of 45 to 55 mph with higher gusts are forecast.
(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory, which went into effect at midnight, until 6 p.m. HST Tuesday.
According to the NWS advisory, a cold front to the north will pass over the state tonight with strong north northeast winds filling in behind it. The strong winds will reach Kauai and Oahu after midnight tonight, and then spread to all islands by Tuesday morning.
This Wind Advisory does not include Haleakala summit and Big Island summits, forecasters say.
Winds will be north northeast from 20 to 35 mph, with localized gusts over 50 mph. Winds will be strongest over ridge tops and through mountain gaps as well leeward slopes of the islands, the National Weather Service says.
“Winds this strong can knock down tree branches and lead to localized power outages,” forecasters warned. “Motorists, especially those in high profile vehicles, are urged to drive with extreme caution.”