(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for Hawaiʻi Island, which will be in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday.
Northeast winds are expected to be at 25 to 35 mph, with localized gusts to 50 mph. Forecasters say winds will be strongest over and downwind of the higher terrain. A National Weather Service map shows the advisory is in effect for most of the island, but does not include the summits or North and South Kona.
“Winds this strong can knock down tree branches, cause car doors to slam, and result in sporadic power outages,” the forecasters say.
According to the National Weather Service, a Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph, are expected. Motorists should use extra caution.