High surf warning, showers, haze in forecast

A high surf warning will be in effect for the shores of North and South Kohala and North and South Kona starting Saturday morning and extending through Super Bowl Sunday, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

In addition there will be showers and widespread haze affecting both East and West Hawaii, according to the National Weather Service. The haze will be because of southerly winds, according to the seven-day forecast.

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The forecast also calls for possible thunderstorms on both sides of the island Monday night into Tuesday. Isolated and scattered showers are in the forecast through Wednesday night for Hilo, while scattered showers are in the Kona forecast through Thursday,

The surf is forecast to build through Saturday then gradually subside after Sunday. The highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur at 5:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and again at 6 a.m. Sunday.

Civil Defense has issued the following advisories due to the high surf warning:

• Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.

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• Boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property before nightfall.

• Closures of roads and beaches may occur without notice.

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