Advisory issued for south shores

The National Weather Service issued a high-surf advisory for south-facing shores of Maui County through 6 p.m. today.

An advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

The weather service predicted surf of 10 to 14 feet that would lower to 6 to 8 feet by Monday evening along south-facing shores. Waves are expected to drop below advisory levels by early morning.

Impacts include strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous. Beachgoers should listen to ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

For updates, tune in to local radio and TV stations or NOAA weather radio. NOAA weather broadcasts can also be reached by calling (866) 944-5025 or by visiting weather.gov/hawaii. Prerecorded advisories and notifications are also available 24 hours a day on the county system by calling 986-1200.

Meanwhile, Kahului reached 91 degrees on Monday, tying the record high set on the same date in 2018, 2013 and 1995.