Flood advisory canceled for Oahu; high surf advisory in effect for islands
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Flood advisory canceled for Oahu; high surf advisory in effect for islands

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Rain poured down motorists driving on South King Street near University Avenue.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Rain continued to pour down on motorists between Kapahulu Avenue and Mooheau Avenue.

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    Doppler radar at 11:10 a.m. showed localized showers falling at a rate of about one inch an hour as part of a front that’s moving eastward across Oahu.

Update 2:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service canceled a flood advisory for Oahu.

A high surf advisory is in effect for north and west facing shores of Oahu, Niihau, Kauai and Molokai, north facing shores of Maui, and west facing shores of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Weather officials expect advisory level surf to fill across north and west facing shores through tonight before rising to warning levels of 22 to 28 feet by late tomorrow and then lowering back down by Wednesday.

Ocean Safety officials are asking the public to be careful and expect strong breaking waves and currents which make swimming dangerous.

Previous coverage

The National Weather Service at 11:16 a.m. today issued a flood advisory for Oahu until 1:15 p.m. The advisory may be extended if heavy rain continues.

Locations in the advisory include but aren’t limited to Honolulu, Maunawili, Kailua, Waikane, Mililani, Hawaii Kai, Salt Lake, Kaneohe, Waiahole, Moanalua, Halawa and Kaneohe Marine Base.

Doppler radar at 11:10 a.m. showed localized showers falling at a rate of about one inch an hour as part of a front that’s moving eastward across Oahu, with Ewa and Waipio experiencing the heaviest showers, officials said.

The public is urged to take precautions, as heavy rainfall and runoff could cause hazardous driving conditions.

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