Kauai weather forecast for February 08, 2024: Kauai now

Kauai weather forecast for February 08, 2024: Kauai now

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West Kauai

today: Mostly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning. Highs are about 82 near shore to about 69 above 3,000 feet. Winds are easterly, reaching speeds of 10 knots per hour. Chance of rain is 20 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows are around 66 near shore to around 56 above 3,000 feet. Winds are northeasterly, reaching speeds of 10 knots per hour. Chance of rain is 20 percent.

Friday: Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Highs are about 82 near shore to about 68 above 3,000 feet. East winds up to 10 mph turning to the south in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20 percent.

South Kauai

today: Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. High 78 to 83. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Low around 66. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

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Friday: Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. High 78 to 83. East wind 10 to 15 mph. 40 percent chance of rain.

Kauai Mountains

today: Partly sunny. Scattered rain in the morning, then scattered rain in the afternoon. Highs 73 to 79 in valleys to about 62 above 4,000 feet. Winds east about 10 mph. The chance of rain is 70 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows range from 58 to 64 in the valleys to about 54 above 4,000 feet. Winds east about 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

Friday: Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 73 to 78 in valleys to about 62 above 4,000 feet. Winds east about 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

North Kauai

today: Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. High 71 to 81. East winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

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Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered rain. Low temperatures range from 59 to 67. Winds are easterly, reaching speeds of up to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. High 71 to 81. East winds 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. 40 percent chance of rain.

East Kauai

today: Mostly cloudy in the morning and then becomes sunny. Scattered rain showers. High 71 to 81. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lowest range from 59 to 70. Winds from the east, speed from 10 to 15 knots. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

Friday: Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. High 72 to 81. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.

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summary

The hills north of the islands will maintain locally pleasant to breezy trade winds through the end of the week. Limited occupational showers will be concentrated on windward and mocha areas. A front approaching from the northwest will weaken the winds early next week.

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Some changes have been made to the forecast this morning. In the short term, the winds have blown towards a mix of patterns. It kept some wind speeds constant and weakened others. Likewise, the positive points have been adjusted, mostly to push them downward due to the generally dry and stable air mass over the islands. In the longer term, changes have been made to the winds, POPs and associated fields, due to the trend in the latest global models of the front expected during the second half of the week. Winds are northerly behind the front, and rain activity intensifies with the front. Additionally, summit winds intensified during the time period from Sunday to Thursday. Winds will peak at summit advisory levels on the Big Island Sunday and Monday night, and again Wednesday night.
High pressure remains far to the northeast of the islands, with a surface ridge to the north of the islands. The trade winds continue, but with a more east-southeast direction. The front to the northwest of the ridge is expected to weaken as it moves east over the weekend, pushing the ridge toward the islands. This, in turn, will weaken the winds in the region, and light winds are expected to begin the new week.
Overnight soundings from Lihue and Hilo showed precipitation water (PW) of 0.82 and 0.94 inches, respectively. Both are on the dry side of normal. The satellite-derived PW shows little change upstream of the islands. Global models are in good agreement with little change in PW until the middle of the new week. As such, we can expect some rain, but not a lot of total precipitation.
With weak winds early next week, some local land and sea breezes are expected to blow, which may lead to the appearance of more clouds and rain during the afternoon and evening hours. A new front of the islands will approach from the northwest during the first half of the week, but at this time it appears that the southern part of the front will dissipate before reaching the islands. This will keep some light winds going into Monday night. Global models indicate a stronger front approaching the islands during the middle to second half of the week, which could reach the islands and bring another round of rain to the island chain. Northerly winds will creep behind the front.

airline

The mild to refreshing easterly trade will gradually decline into the mild to moderate range and shift east to southeast by the end of the 24-hour TAF period as the ridges north of the region weaken. Although VFR conditions will prevail, brief periods with MVFR CIGs/VSBYs in light showers will move in during the early morning hours for downwind areas. Some clouds are possible in the afternoon over the leeward areas as local sea breezes develop.
AIRMET Tango for moderate wind disturbance below 8,000 feet remains in effect in areas above and below the wind in all island terrain this morning. This will likely be canceled by noon as the winds begin to die down.

Navy

A high pressure system in the far northeast of the state will continue to drift slowly eastward away from the islands through Friday. A low pressure system and trough approaching the islands from the northwest will weaken the ridge north of the islands during the first half of next week. Trade winds are expected to weaken over the weekend, with light to moderate winds expected over the Western Islands from Friday. These light winds will spread to all islands by Sunday. SCA coverage declined today, returning to windier eastern waters and channels as winds and seas continue to ease. Winds and seas will weaken below the SCA threshold for all Hawaiian waters from Friday through the middle of next week.
The northeast swell continues to fall today and east-facing buoys are reporting seas below High Surf Advisory (HSA) levels this morning. Therefore the HSA has been canceled for all east facing beaches with this morning forecast package.
Wave heights along north and west facing beaches will continue to slowly decrease today as the current northwest swell (310°) continues to decline. Models indicate that another moderate swell northwestward (310-320 degrees) will move quickly into the area from Friday morning into the weekend. Surf heights will approach advisory levels early Friday morning, then reach lower levels of high surf advisory levels by Friday afternoon for exposed north and west facing beaches of the Western Islands. This new northwest swell will likely drop below HSA thresholds by Saturday night, then continue to decline through the first half of next week. The next very long break in the northwest (320 degrees) will arrive by next week on Thursday with the potential for very large surf well above warning levels along exposed north- and west-facing beaches. Stay tuned.
We expect the small rear south swell pulsations to continue until the middle of next week. A small swell (200-220 degrees) originating from the Tasman Sea may cause a slight bump in the South Shore waves from Friday to Sunday.

HFO Watches/Warnings/Advice

Small Boat Advisory until 6pm GMT this evening for Pailolo Channel, Alenuihaha Channel, Big Island Leeward Waters and Big Island Southeast Waters.

Data provided by NOAA.gov

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