Puna Weather

Thursday 16th May 2024

Today and Friday humid with widely scattered showers especially over our mountains in the afternoons. Winds from the south could be strong during the afternoons.

This weekend looks beautiful with decreasing humidity and light winds.

Early next week easterly Trade winds return along with more typical windward showers.

An upper level low to our northwest (1st chart) has deep southerly flow over us (2nd chart) pulling moisture from the tropics for humid conditions. A convergence band enhances showers over Oahu and Kauai, but mostly Kauai.

Early next week the low weakens and lifts northeast allowing the northeast Pacific surface high to strengthen supporting a return of easterly Trades (3rd chart).