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Wind advisory extended for Hawaii Island areas

April 22, 2014 - 12:48pm

A wind advisory has been extended for areas of Hawaii Island through 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters in Honolulu are calling for northeast winds of 15 to 30 mph with localized gusts topping 50 mph. On the Big Island, the stronger winds will be focused across the Waimea and leeward Kohala areas.

Winds this strong can bring down tree branches and make driving difficult, particularly for high-profile vehicles, forecasters cautioned.

A wind advisory means that winds of at least 30 mph or gusts of at least 50 mph are expected. Motorists are advised to use extra caution.

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