This is Hurricane information update for Sunday August 2nd at 7:15AM.
As of 5:00AM this morning Hawaii Time, Hurricane Guillermo was located approximately 845 miles east/southeast of Hilo and moving in a west/northwest direction at 13 miles per hour.
Currently, Guillermo has sustained winds of 105 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 expected to arrive later today and 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 weaken, early preparations are recommended and encouraged.
We are now in hurricane season. Please view our Hurricane Preparedness Checklist to ensure your family and home are safe during a potential dangerous hurricane.