HAWAII ISLAND – A wind advisory is in effect for East Hawaii and parts of Maui as strong high pressure north of the islands will result in windy northeast trades through this evening, forecaster say.
The National Weather Service says the windiest weather on the Big Island will be confined to the Kohala mountains and areas downwind of these mountains.
Winds are expected to by 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph, until 9 p.m. HST.
High winds are also forecast for South Point and south of Volcano. This does not include the city of Hilo, forecasters say.
“Strong wind gusts will cause loose objects to blow around, and could result in downed tree branches,” weather forecasters say. “Localized power outages are possible. Driving high profile vehicles may become difficult. Motorists should use extra caution.”