HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The National Weather Service is warning Hawaii residents to prepare. strong winds this week.
Almost the entire state is under a wind warning as the already gusty trade winds picked up over the course of the week.
Wind Advisory in effect from 12:00 PM Wednesday until 6:00 PM Friday.
East winds 25 to 35 mph with local gusts over 50 mph.
There is also a wind advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.
Officials say a high pressure system will develop in the northern part of the state on Wednesday and slowly move eastward Thursday and Friday.
High pressure creates strong winds and hurricanes that accelerate up and downwind of the island.
Protect objects located outside, as winds this strong can rip off ceilings, knock down tree branches, and blow away tents and awnings.
Experts advise to be careful while driving; this kind of wind makes driving difficult, especially for drivers of high-powered vehicles.
Strong winds can also cause power outages.
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