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Tropical Storm Niala moving away from Hawaii Island


The 11 p.m. Sunday (Sept 27) update by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center has Tropical Storm Niala moving away from Hawaii Island and weakening. The tropical storm watch for Hawaii Island has been discontinued. Niala was located about 330 miles (530 km) south southeast of Hilo and is moving west southwest at 10 mph (17 km/h).

Maximum sustained winds are about 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend up to 50 miles (85 km) from the center. Niala is forecast to weaken to a tropical disturbance in the next 24 hours.

Elevated rainfall and high surf is still a threat to Hawaii Island due to strong trade winds.

A Flash flood watch has been issued for Hawaii Island through late tonight.

A high surf advisory has been issued for Hawaii.

For a reminder of how to prepare for a possible tropical storms and hurricanes read HELCO’s tips or go to our ‘Be Prepared’ menu near the top of this page.


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