(BIVN) – The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory and a Wind Advisory for areas on Hawaiʻi Island.
Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense issued a message, saying the High Surf Advisory is in effect for east facing shores from Upolu Point in North Kohala to South Point in Kaʻu. “A High Surf Advisory means surf will be higher than normal, shore break, and dangerous currents could cause injury or death,” emergency officials explained.
Surf is expected to be 6 to 8 feet along east facing shores today, building to 8 to 10 feet Saturday.
There are no beach closures at this time, officials say, but closures could occur without notice.
The Wind Advisory is for roughly the same area. East winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph, are expected. Winds will be strongest over and to the west of the terrain, the National Weather Service says.
Due to the Wind Advisory, Civil Defense says residents should take the following precautions:
- Secure loose outdoor items.
- Motorist are urged to drive with caution.
- Be aware of downed trees, utility disruptions, and that road closures may occur without notice.
- Please stay clear of downed power lines and report downed lines to authorities.