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Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena tracking towards Hawaii

Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Five day forecast for tropical storm force winds from Ignacio and Jimena.

Five day forecast for tropical storm force winds from Ignacio and Jimena.


5 a.m. HST Thursday (Aug 27) Hawaii County Civil Defense message on Hurricane Ignacio

Position of Hurricane Ignacio as of 11 p.m. Thursday (Aug 27).

Position of Hurricane Ignacio as of 11 p.m. Thursday (Aug 27).

As of 11 p.m. HST Thursday (Aug 27) the center of Hurricane Ignacio was located about 890 miles (1,430 km) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds are about 90 mph (150 km/hr) with higher gusts moving west at 12 mph (19 km/hr). Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center.

Ignacio is forecast to slowly strengthen through late Saturday (Aug 29). Behind Ignacio is Hurricane Jimena in the Eastern Pacific which has been strengthening.

Currently there are no watches or warnings for Hawaii due to these systems.

For a reminder of how to prepare during this hurricane system read these tips by HELCO or go to our ‘Be Prepared’ menu near the top of this page for hurricane information.

Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Storm Jimena in this image taken at 11 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Storm Jimena in this image taken at 11 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Full earth image taken at 11 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Full earth image taken at 11 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Mariner's advisory graphic at 5 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Mariner’s advisory graphic at 5 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015.


Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Storm Jimena in hurricane alley in the East Pacific. August 24-27, 2015. Movie courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

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