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Wind and Small Craft Advisories for the Big Island, gusts over 50 mph forecast

Map image via National Weather Service

Map image via National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory effective 10 a.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday (April 21) for areas on the Big Island.

Winds are forecast to be from the Northeast at 20-35 mph with gusts over 50 mph. The areas of strong winds will be focused in the Leeward Kohala area, the Waimea to Kawaihae corridor, the Western Saddle area, near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and in the area near South Point in Ka‘u.

The strong winds can send trees, branches and other objects into roadways, power lines and/or equipment. Winds this strong can damage roofs and cause flying debris if outdoor items are not properly tied down. These winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. The winds can also forcefully swing doors open or shut so use caution when opening or closing vehicle doors.

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reminds people that if you see a downed power line you should stay as far away as possible and report any damage or outages to their dispatch center at (808) 969-6666.

A Small Craft Advisory is also in effect until 6 p.m. Monday (April 21) for all Hawaiian waters.

For links to the latest weather forecasts, reports, radar and satellite imagery visit our Weather Page at hawaii247.com/weather

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