April 28, 2016 | 85° | Check Traffic

Top News

Light winds could make for a smoky New Year’s Eve

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COMDexter Rojas looked on as firecrackers sent up sparks and smoke last night in the Kaili Street area of Kalihi.
    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Dexter Rojas looked on as firecrackers sent up sparks and smoke last night in the Kaili Street area of Kalihi.

Smoke from fireworks could linger over Oahu tonight until winds pick up sometime in the overnight hours, National Weather Service forecasters say.

Light, variable sea breezes are making for a cloudy and slightly humid last afternoon of the year, with isolated showers.

A cold front moving over Kauai should reach Oahu sometime after midnight, said Bob Burke, a meteorologist with the Honolulu National Weather Service office. 

The front should bring some light showers, mostly on the northeast slopes of the Koolau and Waianae mountains, such as Waialua and Kahuku, overnight and a change in the winds as the front passes on.

The usual trade wind weather should return to Oahu sometime on New Year’s Day.

Big wave surfers will also have something to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Burke said a reinforcement swell will keep waves at high surf warning heights through much of the day.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.