This is Hurricane information update for Sunday August 2nd at 5:45PM.
As of 5:00PM this afternoon, Hurricane Guillermo was located approximately 725 miles east/southeast of Hilo and moving in a west/northwest direction at 10 miles per hour. Currently, Guillermo has sustained winds of 85 miles per hour with higher gusts. No watches or warnings are in effect at this time and the Civil Defense Agency continues to maintain close communication with the National Weather Service and monitoring the system. A high surf advisory has been issued for east facing shores and high surf conditions are being reported in areas of Hilo, Puna, and Kau. Surf conditions are expected to build through the night. The high surf advisory will be in effect from noon today through 6:00PM Tuesday August 4th. Please monitor your local radio broadcasts for additional updates. The community is encouraged to take this time to prepare for possible storm impacts that could include high surf, strong winds, and heavy rains. Although there is some indication the system will continue to weaken, early preparations are recommended and encouraged.