Wind advisory in effect for Windward Oahu, Kauai; more rain on the way

Photo: Nicole Harbottle

A wind advisory is in effect for the windward areas of Oahu and Kauai until 6 a.m. HST Tuesday.

Southwest winds are 25 to 30 mph with higher gusts.

At around 2 p.m., Honolulu police shut down Kaneohe Bay Drive in both directions between Aumoku Street and Mokulele Drive due to a leaning pole that swayed in the wind. The road was contraflowed by 5:30 p.m.

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Kaneohe Bay Drive

Officials also closed Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden on Luluku Road in Kaneohe.

Nicole Harbottle sent in a photo of a downed tree in Kailua.

The Pali Golf Course was also closed due to high winds that posed a safety concern to golfers because of falling branches. The golf course lost electricity earlier in the day and is still without power as of this hour.

Between 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Honolulu Fire Dept. responded to 26 wind-related emergencies from Waimanalo to Kaneohe. The breakdown was 16 blown roofs, five downed trees, and five electrical hazards in the form of downed power lines and arcing wires.

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Photo: Nicole Harbottle
Photo: Nicole Harbottle

More rain is on the way. A front is forecast to move across the area Tuesday night for Kauai, Wednesday for Oahu, and stall near Maui late Wednesday with showers. The good news is it will not be as strong as this past weekend, so expect some light to moderate rain in windward areas with some spilling into leeward areas.

Drier weather will return Thursday and Friday, then another front is forecast to move across the area this weekend with another round of showers.

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Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden

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