Update: Wind advisory extended to 6 a.m. Monday for Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau
Updated at 4:31 p.m. on Jan. 29: The wind advisory for Kaua’i and Ni’ihau has been extended to 6 a.m. on Monday. The forecast is for northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts up to 50 mph.
Original post: A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today (Jan. 29) for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau.
According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, strong and gusty trade winds will develop between a building high pressure system northwest of Kaua’i and a surface trough over Maui County. These strong gusty winds will affect portions of O’ahu, Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau through the day today.
Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph are forecast, with localized gusts up to 45 mph.
Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and make it difficult to drive, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles. The public is advised to watch out for falling tree branches when walking or driving and make sure tents and awnings are secure or take them down.
People should also be prepared for power outages.