Hurricane Douglas is moving away from Kauai



  • Update: 27th of July 12:30 p.m. UTC

    While Douglas remained a strong Category 1 hurricane, all the Hawaiian islands were saved from the direct hurricane force impacts. The hurricane warning for Kauai has been cancelled.

    The system is now moving quickly away from Kauai and then farther out to sea at 25 km/h (13 KT) and maximum sustainable winds 62 km/h (33 KT).

    Update: 27th of July, 08:00 a.m. UTC

    Located near 22.2N 158.0W, Hurricane Douglas continues its movement toward the west-northwest near 26 km/h (14 knots). This motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. It's forecasted that Douglas will pass near Oahu and Kauai within the next hours.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 140 km/h (76 knots) with higher gusts. Weakening is expected, however, Douglas will have a hurricane strength when passing near Oahu and Kauai.

    Heavy rainfall associated with Douglas is expected to affect portions of the main Hawaiian Islands on Monday as well as damaging winds, and dangerously high surf.

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    Update: 26th of July, 10:30 p.m. UTC

    Douglas remains a Category 1 hurricane moving west-northwest at 21.2N 155.7W, which places the center of the system east of Maui County.

    The maximum sustainable winds are now 138 km/h (75 KT).

    Hurricane watches are in effect for Oahu and Kauai County, tropical storm warnings are in effect for Hawaii County and Maui County.

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    Update: 26th of July, 02:30 p.m. UTC

    The center of the Hurricane Douglas is located at 20.5N 153.6W and currently is moving toward the west-northwest near 26 km/h (14 knots). This motion is expected for the next couple of days. The forecast is that Douglas will pass very close to the main Hawaiian Islands later today.

    Maximum sustained winds are 150 km/h (81 knots) with higher gusts. Douglas should be slowly weakening within the next 48 hours, but when passing near or over the islands, it will be with hurricane intensity. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 km from the center.

    The close passage of Douglas brings damaging winds, flooding rainfall, and dangerously high surf, especially along east facing shores.

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    Update: 26th of July, 08:00 a.m. UTC

    Hurricane Douglas is currently at 20.1N 152.0W with maximum sustainable winds 148 km/h (80 KT).

    Douglas is expected to move near or over portions of the Hawaiian Islands Sunday through Monday. Strong winds, dangerous surf and heavy rainfall could affect portions of the state.

    Due to the Douglas nature of approach, it is essential to watch its movement closely as any slight change in its track can result into significant differences.

    Hurricane watches have been issued for Oahu, Big Island of Hawaii, Maui County, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe.

    Update: 26th of July, 01:00 a.m. UTC

    Hurricane Douglas is currently at 19.5N 150.1W with maximum sustainable winds 148 km/h (80 KT).

    After it strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane, Douglas is now slowly weakening, moving quickly west-northwest. However reaching land as a hurricane is still a possibility, faster weakening would cause Douglas to strike the islands only as a tropical storm.

    Hurricane watches have been issued for Oahu, Big Island of Hawaii, Maui County, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe.

    Due to the Douglas nature of approach, it is essential to watch its movement closely as any slight change in its track can result into significant differences.

    Douglas

    Update: 25th of July, 02:30 p.m. UTC

    Hurricane Douglas, located at 18.7N 147.7W, continues its journey west-northwest near 29 km/h (16 knots). This motion is expected to continue through Saturday with a slight decrease in forward speed and a turn to the west. Maximum sustained winds decreased to 177 km/h (95 knots).

    While weakening is forecasted to continue through the weekend it still will be near hurricane strength when it is near the Hawaiian Island.
    It is expected that Douglas will reach the Hawaiian Islands Saturday night through Sunday night, passing close or over them. Especially east facing shores should remain prepared for heavy rainfall, landslides and large swells.

    Update: 25th of July, 06:30 a.m. UTC

    Hurricane Douglas, located at 18.2N 145.9W, continues its journey west-northwest near 31 km/h (16 knots). This motion is expected to continue through Saturday with a slight decrease in forward speed and a turn to the west. Maximum sustained winds decreased to 185 km/h (100 knots). Its force winds extend outward up to 165 km from the center.

    While weakening is forecasted to continue through the weekend it still will be near hurricane strength when it is near the Hawaiian Island.
    It is expected that Douglas will reach the Hawaiian Islands Saturday night through Sunday night, passing close or over them.

    Heavy rainfall, which could result in life-threatening flash flooding and landslides is expected.
    Hurricane conditions are possible on the Big Island late Saturday night and Sunday, tropical storm conditions by Saturday evening. These conditions are also over Maui County and Oahu.
    Large swells, that could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions for a couple of days are expected.

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    Update: 24th of July, 08:30 a.m. UTC

    Hurricane Douglas continues its movement toward the west-northwest near 30 km/h (16 knots), currently located at 15.9N 138.8. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 215 km/h (116 knots).

    The motion towards the Hawaiian Islands is expected to continue for the next few days with a gradual decrease in forward speed and a slight turn toward the west.

    The forecast indicates that Douglas will be near Hawaiian Island on Sunday possibly bringing strong winds, dangerous surf, and heavy rainfall beginning on Saturday night or Sunday.

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    Update: 23rd of July, 10:30 a.m. UTC

    Currently located at 13.1N 134.0W, Douglas is moving towards the west-northwest near 28 km/h (15 knots). Maximum sustained winds have increased to 195 km/h (105 knots). It is expected to move near or over portions of the Hawaiian Islands this weekend.

    Hurricane Douglas is strengthening to become a major hurricane on Friday. This could impact Hawaii, whether it will make direct landfall or not, with heavy rainfall and winds.

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    Update: 21st of July, 10:30 a.m. UTC

    Located at 13.0N 122.8W, Tropical Storm Douglas has become the fourth named cyclone of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season. The maximum sustained winds are 95 km/h (51 knots) and the present movement is 22 km/h (11 knots) towards west-southwest.

    Douglas continues to strengthen and it is expected to reach hurricane strength on Wednesday and peak intensity on early Friday morning.

    There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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