Remnants of Barbara trigger Flash Flood Watch and High Surf for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Island of Hawaii effective this evening through Monday night.

A Flash Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for flash flooding.  

  • Moisture associated with the remnant of Barbara will move over Hawaii Island tonight.
  • Flash Flooding is LIFE THREATENING. 
  • Do not cross fast flowing water.   
  • Those in flood-prone areas, take action before nightfall to prepare for the possible effects of flash flooding and heavy rains.  
  • If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.

The National Weather Service has also issued a High Surf Advisory for south and east facing shores of Hawaii Island from Kona to North Kohala Districts remains in effect until Monday.

A High Surf Advisory means surf will be higher than normal, shore break and dangerous currents could be life threatening and may cause damage to property.

  • Expect strong breaking waves, dangerous shore break, and rip currents.
  • Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers know your limits, exercise caution, and heed all advice given by ocean safety officials.