Weakening Hurricane Douglas set to exit Hawaii, still impactful

Digital Writers
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Weakening Hurricane Douglas set to exit Hawaii, still impactful
Weakening Hurricane Douglas set to exit Hawaii, still impactful

Though well down from its peak strength of Category 4, Hurricane Douglas still packed a punch as it passed through the length of the Hawaiian archipelago over the weekend.

Once the strongest storm on Earth, Douglas' overnight strength was still Category 1, though by early Monday morning local time, the storm was already beginning to exit the region.

Still, it brought copious rainfall to parts of the islands, and by the time it leaves the state in its wake, it will have brought 75-150 mm of rain, heaviest at higher elevations on Kauai.

Douglas Rainfall
Douglas Rainfall

"This rain may result in flash flooding and land slides, as well as rapid water level rises on small streams," the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm's strong winds also whipped up the surf, with large swells and storm surge reported further east even after the storm's centre had passed.

Most hurricane warnings have dropped, with the exception of Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau.

The storm is expected to weaken to tropical storm strength after leaving Hawaii, becoming a subtropical depression by midweek, with no further threats to land at this time.

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