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Any volcanic issues arising from big Island for maui?

North Wales, United...
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Any volcanic issues arising from big Island for maui?

We're 14 weeks off our holiday to maui and ohaui. Just wondering if there are any emerging issues from big island's volcanic eruptions. Thanks in advance for any news.. Will be travelling from the UK.

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Maui
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1. Re: Any volcanic issues arising from big Island for maui?

Hi,

Please read this thread:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29220…

No, you don't need to cancel or change plans.

pzp
Kauai, Hawaii
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for Kauai, Kapaa
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2. Re: Any volcanic issues arising from big Island for maui?

Either could get vog, depending on the winds, but no major issues like lava or earthquakes. If you go to the Maui and Oʻahu forums youʻll find dozens of posts with lots more info.

Kapaa, Hawaii
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3. Re: Any volcanic issues arising from big Island for maui?

The worst that could happen on Maui or Oahu is for the tradewinds to die and vog will occur. That can affect those with respiratory issues. No telling how the winds will blow that far away. Typically the tradewinds blow their strongest in the summer months.

Colorado
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4. Re: Any volcanic issues arising from big Island for maui?

We are in Wailea right now. This is our 6th day. It’s drop dead gorgeous here right now. We took a Hana tour around the island on Thursday and the weather was beautiful again. Now around the airport it was hazy but I didn’t have any issues with breathing so far it’s been fantastic! We sailed one evening from Maalaea and while it looked hazy driving in it was clear as a bell out on the water and really windy!

Maui
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5. Re: Any volcanic issues arising from big Island for maui?

Nat, the reason it seemed clear when you were out on the water is because you were *in* the vog, not above it anymore.

Think of how you can be outside the city of Denver and see the smog---but not notice it when you are in it. Same thing with vog, which is why people get confuzzed about it sometimes. Low level or ground level seems clear-it's only when they get away or above it that they see the vog line.

Glad you are having a great trip and enjoying Maui!

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