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Thursday, August 18th, 3:50pm PDT
Hawaii Buoys Swell Wind Temp
NORTHWESTERN HAWAII ONE
 
--- --- --- 6-8 kt 130° 81.7 °F
NORTHWESTERN HAWAII TWO
 
--- --- --- 6-8 kt 130° 81.3 °F
NORTHERN HAWAII ONE
 
--- --- --- 10-14 kt 100° 79.9 °F
WHOTS
 
--- --- --- 10 kt 100° 79.7 °F
Hanalei, Kauai, HI
 
3.6 ft 9 sec 339° --- --- 79.9 °F
Waimea Bay, HI
 
3.0 ft 10 sec 335° --- --- 81.1 °F
Kaneohe Bay, HI
 
3.0 ft 9 sec --- --- --- 80.1 °F
Mokapu Point, HI
 
3.6 ft 9 sec --- --- 81.3 °F
Barbers Point, Kalaeloa, HI
 
2.3 ft 13 sec 184° --- --- 82.0 °F
Pearl Harbor Entrance, HI
 
2.6 ft 9 sec 161° --- --- 81.9 °F
Kaumalapau Southwest, Lanai, HI
 
2.3 ft 11 sec --- --- --- 82.4 °F
Hilo, Hawaii, HI
 
3.9 ft 9 sec 120° --- --- 81.0 °F
WESTERN HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 12-14 kt 100° ---
SOUTHEAST HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 14-17 kt 60° 80.1 °F
SOUTHWEST HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 14-16 kt 80° 79.9 °F
Tanapag, Saipan, NMI
 
2.3 ft 10 sec 52° --- --- 86.4 °F
Ritidian Point, Guam
 
4.3 ft 12 sec 91° --- --- 84.7 °F
Ipan, Guam
 
3.3 ft 9 sec 105° --- --- 85.6 °F
Ngaraard, Babeldaob, Palau
 
3.3 ft 8 sec 74° --- --- 85.3 °F
Aunuu, American Samoa
 
11.8 ft 11 sec 164° --- --- 81.0 °F
Buoy data courtesy of NOAA and CDIP
 

Hilo, Big Island (CDIP 188)

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Buoy data courtesy of NOAA and CDIP
 
Hilo Buoy 7-day Forecast
Hilo buoy forecast courtesy of CDIP
 
Hilo buoy directional graphic courtesy of CDIP
 
 Big Island Wind Observations
Upolu Airport--
Kamuela Airport--
HakalauE(101°)4-10 kt11:45 am  Thu 8/18
Puu MaliNE(42°)18-27 kt12:00 pm  Thu 8/18
Hilo ApESE(110°)10 kt12:00 pm  Thu 8/18
Hilo Hbr NosNE(46°)5-9 kt12:30 pm  Thu 8/18
Puna Geothermal--
Pali 2NNW(331°)7-18 kt12:01 pm  Thu 8/18
KealakomoE(87°)13-20 kt11:44 am  Thu 8/18
KapapalaESE(106°)8-14 kt11:48 am  Thu 8/18
Nene CabinESE(109°)7-13 kt12:23 pm  Thu 8/18
Lower KahukuE(99°)2-8 kt12:23 pm  Thu 8/18
South PointE(98°)16-24 kt12:00 pm  Thu 8/18
Puho CsW(268°)4-9 kt12:22 pm  Thu 8/18
Kona Intl ApSSW(200°)8 kt12:00 pm  Thu 8/18
Kaloko-honokohauSW(214°)7-12 kt12:15 pm  Thu 8/18
KaupulehuCalm12:36 pm  Thu 8/18
Puu WaawaaNNW(341°)8-17 kt12:37 pm  Thu 8/18
PuuanahuluNNW(333°)9-16 kt12:37 pm  Thu 8/18
Kohala RanchSW(218°)7-11 kt12:35 pm  Thu 8/18
Puhe CsW(270°)5-8 kt12:24 pm  Thu 8/18
Kawaihae NosW(271°)5-6 kt12:24 pm  Thu 8/18
AhumoaNW(326°)5-11 kt12:35 pm  Thu 8/18
WaikoloaW(274°)10-16 kt12:35 pm  Thu 8/18
KeaumoE(79°)7-11 kt12:34 pm  Thu 8/18
Pta Kipuka AlalaNNW(327°)7-12 kt11:55 am  Thu 8/18
Pta WestNNW(333°)9-16 kt11:56 am  Thu 8/18
Pta KeamukuNNE(26°)11-18 kt11:50 am  Thu 8/18
Pta Range 17--

Wind observations courtesy of the National Weather Service
 
Kailua Kona, Big Island tide chart


Hilo, Big Island tide chart
Tide chart courtesy of The University of South Carolina
 
Big Island cloud cover
Satellite imagery courtesy of the National Weather Service
 
Tropical storms map courtesy of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
 
FZHW50 PHFO 181940 CWFHFO Coastal Waters Forecast National Weather Service Honolulu HI 940 AM HST Thu Aug 18 2022 Hawaiian coastal waters within 40 nautical miles including the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. 940 AM HST Thu Aug 18 2022 .Synopsis for Hawaiian coastal waters... A surface ridge just north of the state is keeping trade winds on the lighter side this morning. The ridge is forecast to drift northward over the next few days resulting in trade winds increasing. Trade winds may become a bit lighter around Monday as a frontal system far northwest of the area nudges the ridge axis closer to the state.




Big Island Windward Waters- 940 AM HST Thu Aug 18 2022

REST OF TODAY
East winds 20 knots. Wind waves to 4 feet. Scattered showers late this morning, then isolated showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

TONIGHT
East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 4 feet. Scattered showers, mainly in the evening.

FRIDAY
East winds 20 knots. Wind waves to 4 feet. Isolated showers.

FRIDAY NIGHT
East winds 20 knots. Wind waves to 4 feet. Isolated showers.

SATURDAY
East winds 20 knots. Wind waves to 4 feet. Southwest swell 3 feet in the afternoon. Isolated showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT
East winds 20 knots. Wind waves to 4 feet. Southwest swell 3 feet. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 feet. Southwest swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.

MONDAY
East winds 15 knots. Wind waves around 4 feet. Mixed swell south 3 feet and northeast 3 feet. Scattered showers. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.




Big Island Leeward Waters- 940 AM HST Thu Aug 18 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TODAY
West of the Big Island, west winds 10 knots. Near South Point, east winds 20 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Wind waves to 5 feet. Isolated showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

TONIGHT
Northwest winds 10 knots west of the Big Island...east to 25 knots near South Point. Wind waves to 7 feet. Isolated showers.

FRIDAY
West winds 10 knots west of the Big Island...east to 25 knots near South Point. Wind waves to 7 feet. Isolated showers in the morning.

FRIDAY NIGHT
West of the Big Island, winds variable less than 10 knots, becoming northwest 10 knots after midnight. Near South Point, east winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 7 feet. Isolated showers after midnight.

SATURDAY
West of the Big Island, winds variable less than 10 knots, becoming southwest 10 knots in the afternoon. Near South Point, east winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 7 feet. South swell 3 feet in the afternoon. Isolated showers in the morning.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the Big Island...east to 25 knots near South Point. Wind waves to 7 feet. South swell 3 feet. Isolated showers after midnight.

SUNDAY
West of the Big Island, south winds 10 knots, veering to northwest in the afternoon, then becoming variable less than 10 knots. Near South Point, east winds to 25 knots. Wind waves around 7 feet. South swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.

MONDAY
West of the Big Island, winds variable less than 10 knots, becoming south 10 knots in the afternoon, then veering to west in the evening, veering to north after midnight. Near South Point, east winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 to 6 feet. South swell 3 feet. Isolated showers. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.




Big Island Southeast Waters- 940 AM HST Thu Aug 18 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TODAY
East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 5 feet. Isolated showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

TONIGHT
East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 6 feet. Scattered showers, mainly in the evening.

FRIDAY
East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 7 feet. Isolated showers.

FRIDAY NIGHT
East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 7 feet. Isolated showers.

SATURDAY
East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 7 feet. South swell 3 feet in the afternoon. Isolated showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves to 7 feet. South swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves around 7 feet. South swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.

MONDAY
East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 4 to 6 feet. Mixed swell south 3 feet and northeast 3 feet. Scattered showers. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.




Coastal waters forecast courtesy of the National Weather Service
 
Wetsand Hawaii 7-day forecast
Surfline Kona 3-day forecast
Hilo 3-day forecast
Hawaii South 3-day forecast
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Honoli'i 10-day forecast
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Long-range surf forecasts provided by Wetsand, Surfline and Magicseaweed