Kauai News

Fire Weather Watch Issued for Sunday

Posted July 29, 2022, 5:20 PM HST

The National Weather Service issued on Friday, July 29 a fire weather watch for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i County that goes into effect on Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

According to the National Weather Service, the combination of dry fuels, strong and gusty trade winds, and low relative humidity could produce extreme fire behavior on Sunday, especially during the afternoon hours. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and be difficult to control.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

For weather updates call the National Weather Service automated weather line at 808-245-6001, or visit the NWS website, http://www.weather.gov/hfo.

To sign up for Inspiron Logistics, the county’s emergency notification service, please go to the county’s website, http://www.kauai.gov, or call the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency at 808-241-1800.