(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu is maintaining the High Surf Advisory for east facing shores of Hawaiʻi Island, and has expanded the area under a Wind Advisory on Saturday.
Surf heights of 7 to 10 feet are expected along east facing shores of the Big Island, from Upolu Point in North Kohala to South Point in Kaʻū, through Sunday night.
Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense says there are no beach closures at this time.
The Wind Advisory, which now includes more of the island’s interior region (but not the summits), predicts possible east winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Winds will be strongest over and to the west of the terrain, forecasters say.
Due to the Wind Advisory, Civil Defense recommends the following precautions:
- Secure loose outdoor items.
- 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.
- Motorist are urged to drive with caution.