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Wind advisory issued due to strong northeast winds

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the Big Island from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday (April 29).

Winds are coming from the Northeast at 25-35 mph with gusts over 50 mph. The main areas of the strongest winds will be over and around mountainous terrain. Big Island locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Waimea, Kawaihae and the Saddle Road area.

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.

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

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