Issued: Aug 03, 2015 7:00 PM HST
Based on data through 7:00 pm Aug 03 2015 HST
As of 600 pm HST, tropical storm Guillermo was about 520 miles east- southeast of Hilo. Over the past several hours Guillermo has been moving toward the northwest near 10 mph. Intense convection has recently ignited near and north of the system center.
Low clouds blanket the Big Island, Maui, Lanai, and the eastern two thirds of Molokai this early evening. Windward sides of these isles are seeing light showers from time to time. Mauka and windward areas of Oahu and Kauai are also experiencing occasional low ceilings. Skies are clear to partly cloudy elsewhere. Low cloud movement is from the northeast to east-northeast at 15 to 20 mph across the aloha state.
Broken to overcast low cloudiness is widespread in the coastal waters surrounding Maui county and the Big Island. Conditions are otherwise clear to scattered in the areas around Oahu and Kauai, including the kaiwi and Kauai channels.
Weak lows are far southwest of the isles and continue to move away from the central north Pacific, toward the west. The one closest to the date line is generating showers and thunderstorms from 11°N to 14°N west of 175°W. The other feature, the remnant circulation that had been tropical depression Eight-E, is currently producing no deep convection in the area about 800 miles southwest of Honolulu. Closer to the islands, a weak low or trough is around 235 miles northeast of Honolulu and has been trekking west at 10 to 15 mph. Scattered showers and isolated tcu's have been occurring mainly from 24°N to 28°N between 153°W and 157.5°W.
And looking farther south, convection along the intertropical convergence zone has been firing south of 07°N between 156°W and 169°W, and south of 10°N east of 147°W.