Brown-water and high-surf advisories up

The Maui News – A brown-water advisory has been posted from the Honokohau to Pohaku Beach Park shoreline, and a high-surf advisory remains up until 6 p.m. today, the National Weather Service said.

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters, the state Department of Health said Monday. The public is advised to stay out of floodwaters and stormwater runoff that may contain pesticides, animal fecal matter and carcasses, pathogens and flood debris.

Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, but if the water is brown stay out.

A brown-water advisory for the north shore from Hookipa to Waihee posted Oct. 15 was canceled Monday, the Health Department said.

The high surf along south-facing shores of all Hawaiian Islands is being generated by a powerful storm in the southern hemisphere and will gradually decline through today, the weather service said.

Surf is expected to be 6 to 8 feet today.

Expect strong breaking waves and shore break and rip currents in the ocean, the weather service said.

The forecast for Maui through Saturday is partly cloudy skies with scattered showers mostly at night and morning showers over windward sections; mostly clear with isolated showers over leeward areas.

High temperatures could reach 88 degrees and lows, 71 degrees.

Breezy trades should blow 15 to 25 mph, declining to 10 to 20 mph Thursday and Friday.