Maui weather forecast for January 31, 2024: Maui now

Maui weather forecast for January 31, 2024: Maui now

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West side

today: Mostly sunny. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 83. East wind around 10 mph turning to the west in the afternoon.

Tonight: partly cloudy. Lows 64 to 71. Northeast wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. Highs from 73 to 82. North winds around 10 mph.

South side

today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 82. East winds around 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.

Tonight: partly cloudy. Low temperatures range from 63 to 70. Winds are northeast at about 10 mph, turning to the southeast after midnight.

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Thursday: Mostly sunny. High around 82. Light winds.

North Beach

today: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs are 76 to 82 near shore to about 67 near 5,000 feet. Winds are southerly at about 10 mph, turning to the northeasterly in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows range from 67 near shore to 47 and 53 near 5,000 feet. Winds southeast about 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. 20 percent chance of showering. Highs are 76 to 82 near shore to about 66 near 5,000 feet. Winds southeast about 10 mph.

Central Maui

today: Mostly sunny. There is a 20 percent chance of showering in the morning. Highs around 82. South winds around 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon.

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Tonight: partly cloudy. Lows from 63 to 68. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 82. South winds around 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon.

The country

today: Partly sunny. breezy. 40 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. The elevation rises from about 63 at the visitor center to about 57 at the summit. Winds are westerly 10 to 20 knots.

Tonight: The weather will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain early in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of light rain late in the evening and during the night. Lows are about 48 at the visitor center to about 44 at the summit. Winds are westerly 10 to 15 knots. 40 percent chance of rain.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. There is a 20 percent chance of showering in the morning. The elevation rises from about 62 at the visitor center to about 56 at the summit. Winds are southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.

East Maui

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today: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs are 76 to 82 near shore to about 67 near 5,000 feet. Winds are southerly at about 10 mph, turning to the northeasterly in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows range from 67 near shore to 47 and 53 near 5,000 feet. Winds southeast about 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. 20 percent chance of showering. Highs are 76 to 82 near shore to about 66 near 5,000 feet. Winds southeast about 10 mph.

Lanai City

today: It will be mostly sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Maximum temperatures range between 70 and 76. Winds are from the north at about 10 mph, turning to the south in the afternoon.

Tonight: partly cloudy. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the early evening. Lows around 63. North wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. Highs 69 to 76. Light winds becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Traveling on fours

today: It will be partly sunny in the morning, then mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 83. East wind around 10 mph turning to the west in the afternoon.

Tonight: partly cloudy. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the early evening. Low temperatures range from 54 to 70. Winds will become light northeast winds around 10 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. Highs 65 to 82. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

summary

Expect light, variable winds and mostly dry weather through tomorrow as the lingering moisture in the area gradually dissipates. A fast-moving cold front will lead to increased clouds and rain at night and on Friday, especially on the northern and eastern slopes and coasts. Strong northeasterly trade winds will follow the front, bringing a noticeably cooler air mass, with little rain over the weekend. The refreshing trade winds will continue over the next week, with clouds and rain present in the leeward areas as the air mass gradually warms.

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There is a bubble high running north of the area and connected to it by a ridge near the islands, where it will remain until tomorrow. The winds became light and variable, while the low humidity associated with a dissipating front remained mainly in the form of stable low clouds. The satellite shows this EW-oriented, 300- to 400-mile-wide, swirling band of patchy to overcast low clouds that extends over most of the islands. Radar shows little precipitation from a cloud surface located at about 7,000 feet, except for parts of the Big Island to windward, where thick low clouds dropped anywhere between 1/4″ and 3/4″ of much-needed rain overnight. And overnight.
Lingering frontal moisture will gradually dissipate today although a new weak frontal cloud band passing to the north may bring a slight increase in low-level moisture near Kauai tonight. Land and sea breezes will moderate the island’s weather through tomorrow, with mostly dry conditions prevailing. Afternoon sea breezes will likely create some inland and rising clouds that will persist into the evening. Only a little rain is expected as a mid-level ridge south of the area, and the island’s atmosphere supports a strong low-level inversion.
A buildup of high pressure northwest of the islands late tomorrow and Friday will bring a cold air mass with strong, gusty trade winds to the northeast. The high will push a weak, relatively fast-moving frontal band over the islands from the north, bringing about a period of clouds and rain that will be concentrated on north- and east-facing slopes and coasts. Initial timing estimates are tomorrow night and Friday on Kauai and Oahu, Friday in Maui County and Friday night on the Big Island, with the moisture axis pushing southeast of the Big Island on Saturday. Beyond the frontal pass, limited downwind rain is expected over the weekend. Dew points falling into the mid-50s on Friday and Saturday will make it noticeably cooler, especially when compared to recent low dew points in the 70s. Maximum and minimum temperature forecasts have been lowered for the weekend.
The trade winds will continue until the middle of next week as they gradually shift towards the east and east while the high slowly moves east. Trading will produce clouds and passing showers that will favor downwind and mocha areas, with a weak mid-level low over the area. The area is likely to support periods of moderate rainfall. Dew points will slowly increase and the weekend chill will gradually ease.

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A surface trough near the Big Island will continue to concentrate rain on the north- and east-facing slopes and coastlines of Maui and the Big Island early this morning. Periods of MVFR conditions and even IFR conditions are possible in heavy rainfall, with VFR conditions prevailing elsewhere. Drier weather is creeping in from the west, but mid-level clouds are also moving in. Light and variable winds will continue until Thursday with weak surface ridges/ridges passing overhead. This weaker wind pattern will allow land and sea breezes to develop over the next 24 hours.
AIRMET Sierra to block mountains above 1,500 feet is currently in effect for the Big Island early this morning. AIRMET Sierra may also be needed for Maui again this morning to obscure mountains if low clouds and rain persist.
AIRMET Tango for a moderate disturbance below 9,000 feet is in effect over areas northeast of the terrain on Kauai this morning. These conditions should improve by the afternoon.

Navy

Light tailwinds will continue across coastal waters through Thursday due to two high pressure ridge troughs breaking over the Hawaiian area. The high seas from the large northwesterly (310°) swell continue to produce Small Craft Advisory (SCA) conditions for exposed westerly waters through this afternoon. The SCA has been extended in time for most of the westerly and windward waters of Maui through this afternoon, and the SCA will likely be canceled later this evening as wave heights drop below advisory thresholds.
Another cold front will sweep across the islands late Thursday into Friday with moderate to strong northerly winds filling in behind the front Thursday night into Friday. A strong high pressure system passing just north of the island chain will increase the northeast to easterly trade winds to a strong to gusty range across the region. Gusty winds Saturday morning through Sunday evening are expected to impact all eastern channels including Maalaea Bay and southern Big Island waters.
The large northwest swell slowly diminishes in the intermediate period, yet this swell continues to produce advisory level waves along most of the north- and west-facing shores of the smaller islands and along the west-facing shores of the Big Island. Wave heights will drop below HSA levels later this evening in most areas. The HSA remains in effect for most of these exposed north and west facing beaches until 6pm GMT this evening. The HSA has been extended on west-facing beaches of the Big Island through Thursday.
As northwesterly winds ease through Thursday, guidance shows a mix of moderate north-northeast and west-northwest winds moving through the area. The first northerly swell is of low hurricane strength near the Gulf of Alaska with fetch partly heading toward the Hawaiian Islands. There will be a strong west-to-east gradient with this next northerly swell with waves expected to rise near the Big Island and decreasing swell heights over the smaller islands. The northeasterly portion will become the dominant swell Thursday night into the weekend. This swell will likely trigger a surf warning level for most exposed shorelines Friday into the weekend, with surf warning level potential for north-facing exposed beaches on the Big Island this weekend. This swell trend could also cause surges and impacts to the Port of Hilo on the Big Island and to a lesser extent the Port of Kahului on Maui. There remains a significant degree of uncertainty about the exact heights and impacts of the swell in the eastern half of the state.
Surf along east-facing beaches will remain small through Thursday due to a lack of trade wind flow. Rapid building trends are expected to begin along east-facing beaches from Friday through the end of the week as swell increases to the north and northeast and strong trade returns. Surf on the South Shore will remain small until early next week.

HFO Watches/Warnings/Advice

High Surf Advisory until 6pm EDT this evening for the north and west facing beaches of Niihau Kauai Oahu Molokai and for the north facing beaches on Maui.
High surf advisory until 6pm GMT Thursday for west-facing beaches on the Big Island.
Small Boat Advisory until 6pm GMT this evening for Kauai Northwest Waters, Kauai Windward Waters, Kauai Leeward Waters, Kauai Channel, Oahu Windward Waters, Kauai Channel and Maui Windward County Waters.

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