Tourists Better Take Their Mai Tais Inside For Shelter
The bad news is that you won’t be going back home with a suntan.
The weather forecast for Honolulu and Maui is for heavy rains and not just through the weekend. Honolulu is expected to be drenched for at least a week. Maui will get a break with some sunshine on Tuesday and Wednesday but the clouds return on Thursday.
As for Ana, the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center expects an area of high pressure will prevent the hurricane from hitting any of the Hawaiian islands.
Therefore the strongest and most destructive winds will be offshore. So there goes your chances for that romantic sunset cruise in Kanapali, Maui, or taking one of the booze cruises in Waikiki Beach.
The impacts of Ana’s presences in the area will spread across Hawaii in an east-to-west fashion late Friday through Sunday.
The Big Island, mainly southern areas, and Kauai are at greatest risk of experiencing flooding rainfall and tropical storm-force winds. Such winds could cause tree damage and power outages, while isolated mudslides may result.
Based on Ana’s current forecast path, downpours and winds of 40 mph could graze the other islands. Localized flash flooding and power outages would result, including in Honolulu and Hilo.
Rough and dangerous surf will develop throughout the islands.
So you’re going to have to enjoy your Mai Tais and other rum drinks from inside the bar rather than on the lanai.