Hawaiian Islands facing driest winter for years

In spite of the wettest summer in decades, the Hawaiian Islands are expected to receive far less rainfall than normal. El Niño is the culprit, according to forecasters, dumping heavier-than-usual rain on the archipelago in August and September – typically the dry season.

Hawaii set for a dry winter.

Hawaii set for a dry winter. Image by Rose Braverman / CC BY 2.0

The islands have also had an active hurricane season, brought on by the warmer waters related to El Niño. This winter, forecasters say, the islands will receive cloudy afternoons but little to no rain, and evenings will be clear.

Meteorologists say this year’s El Niño could be the strongest in 50 years. Read more: westhawaiitoday.com

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