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Niala now a tropical depression and weakening away from Hawaii


The 11 a.m. Monday (Sept 28) update by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center has Niala as a weakening tropical depression moving away from Hawaii. Niala was located about 360 miles (579 km) south southeast of Hilo and is moving west southwest at 10 mph (17 km/h).

Maximum sustained winds are about 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Niala is forecast to weaken to a remnant low pressure system tonight.

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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