The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, Hawaii is monitoring an area of disturbed weather well south and east of the Hawaii’s Big Island. While there’s a slight chance a tropical cyclone could form in the coming days from this disturbance, there’s almost no chance it’ll threaten Hawaii. While this system won’t be an issue for Hawaii, people in Hawaii shouldn’t let their guards down for future storms.
An area of low pressure is forecast to form far southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii in a couple of days. According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, environmental conditions may become conducive for development later in the week while it moves westward. For now, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center believes there’s only a 20% chance of formation over the next five days.
Even if the system were to develop, it should continue to march west over the open waters of the Central Pacific, passing well to the south of the Hawaiian Islands.
While this disturbance is not expected to impact Hawaii, future storms may. The Central Pacific Hurricane season runs now through the end of November. While there shouldn’t be any tropical storms or hurricanes around Hawaii over the next week, that could change in the days and weeks behind. In May, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center issued their seasonal outlook which calls for 2-6 tropical cyclones this year.