According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Hector was located approximately 940 km (585 mi) east-southeast of Hilo as of 02:00 (local time) on Tuesday, August 7. Hector is expected to pass south of the Hawaiian archipelago August 8-9 as a major hurricane without making landfall. A tropical watch is currently in effect for coastal areas of Big Island (a.k.a. island of Hawai’i); at its closest, Hector is forecast to be approximately 265 km (165 mi) south of the island on Wednesday.
Strong winds are expected across the archipelago beginning late on Tuesday. Related transportation disruptions and power outages cannot be ruled out.
The Pacific Hurricane Season extends from May 15 to November 30, with the largest concentration of storms typically occurring between August and October.
Individuals in the above areas are advised to follow local weather forecasts and adhere to any advice issued by regional authorities.