Kauai News

Critical Fire Weather Conditions Reported for Leeward Areas of Kaua‘i

Posted August 25, 2021, 12:41 PM HST

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Red Flag Warning for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26.

The warning may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions develop.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will occur shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. A Red Flag Warning does not predict new fire starts.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly in these conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The public should not participate in any outdoor burning.

For weather updates call the National Weather Service automated weather line at 808-245-6001 or visit the NWS website.

To sign up for Blackboard Connect, the county’s emergency notification service, go to the county’s website, or call the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency at 808-241-1800.