Kauai News

Red Flag Warning Extended, Wind Advisory Canceled

Posted July 31, 2022, 6:03 PM HST

The red flag warning in effect for Kaua‘i has been extended until 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. However, the National Weather Service in Honolulu has canceled the wind advisory that was previously in effect, according to the county.

A red flag warning means critical fire weather conditions are occurring or will occur shortly. The combination of dry fuels, strong and gusty trade winds and low relative humidity levels could produce extreme fire behavior through tomorrow. 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.

A red flag warning does not predict new fire starts.

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

To sign up for Inspiron Logistics, the county’s emergency notification service, click here or call the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency at 808-241-1800.