The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the WIND ADVISORY for MAUI COUNTY, in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph or gusts of at least 50 mph are expected.
EFFECTS: Strong northeast winds will be concentrated over Lanai, Kahoolawe, the west Maui mountains and central Maui. Expect winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts over 50 mph.
Also, The National Weather Service has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI in effect until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS: Strengthening trade winds will produce large and rough surf along east facing shores through Tuesday.
Expect surf of 5 to 8 feet this evening and increasing to 6 to 9 feet on Monday.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES, SHOREBREAK, AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS, MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: WINDS THIS STRONG CAN BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES AND MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION. INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates. NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl .
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200.