Red Flag Warning Over, But Dry Conditions Likely to Persist in Kauai

  • Source: Kaua'i Now
  • Published: 08/03/2022 12:00 AM

Leeward portions of the state, including on Kaua‘i, remained under a red flag warning through most of Monday, Aug. 1, as fire weather conditions persisted. According to a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, the islands will probably continue to see drier weather through the rest of summer and into fall. Kevin Kodama, a senior hydrologist with the NWS, said Monday that a trend of drier weather is likely to continue. A lack of rain, warmer temperatures and an increase in trade wind strength fueled dry conditions and low humidity this past weekend, which resulted in the red flag warning. A wind advisory was also in effect. Both advisories either ended or were canceled by Monday afternoon. Leeward areas of the state, especially the lower slopes, are at most risk of fire weather, according to Kodama. The Humu‘ula Saddle region of the Big Island is also prone to extreme fire conditions.


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