Hawaii Weather

National Weather Service

Thursday, March 20, 1997

Oahu

Today's forecast

Tonight, fair. Low upper 60s. Tomorrow, sunny morning, rainy afternoon. High low 80s. Winds southeast 10-20 mph.

Extended forecast

Saturday through Monday, chance of locally heavy showers. Lows near 70. Highs near 80.

Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai

Tonight, mostly fair. Tomorrow, mostly sunny morning, clouds and showers in the afternoon. Winds becoming southeast 10-20 mph.

Big Island

Windward: Tonight and tomorrow, continued cloudy with brief showers. Winds becoming southeast 10-20 mph.

Leeward: Tonight, fair. Tomorrow, sunny morning. Cloudy afternoon with upslope showers. Winds, variable 5-15 mph.

Marine advisories

There is a ridge 400 nautical miles northwest of Honolulu moving southeast 15 knots.

Coastal waters: Tonight and tomorrow, winds becoming southeast 10 knots, seas 2 ft. A few windward showers.

Channels: Tonight and tomorrow, southeast winds 15 knots, seas 4 ft. A few showers.

Volcano

Fresh lava remains visible deep inside Puu Oo cinder cone but there are no other signs of volcanic activity at Kilauea.

Temperatures

At Honolulu Airport
Yesterday's high - 80°F
Record high 1995 - 86°F
Average March high - 82°F
Today's low - 64°F
Record low 1981 - 60°F
Average Marchlow - 67°F
Relative humidity, 7 a.m. - 93 percent

Rainfall

At Honolulu Airport
Last 24 hours as of 2 a.m. 0.00 in
Actual so far this month 2.42 in.
Normal so far this month 1.45 in.
Actual so far this year 10.29 in.
Normal so far this year 7.21 in.

Surf forecast

Today - Tomw
Ala Moana 1 ft.1 ft.
Makaha - 2-3ft. - 2-3ft
Sunset Beach - 4-6ft. - 4-6ft.
Makapuu - 1-2ft. - 1-2ft.

Sun and moon

Sunset - 6:43 p.m. tonight
Sunrise - 6:35 a.m. tomorrow
Moonrise - 4:13 p.m. today
Moonset - 5:04 a.m. tomorrow

Phases of the moon: Full March 23, last qtr. March 31, new April 7.

(Courtesy of Bishop Museum Planetarium)






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