It is expected that wind gusts will be more than 44 m/s.

The U.S. National Weather Service reported that heavy snowfall with sharp gusts of wind was approaching the mountainous areas of the island of Hawaii.

“Snowstorm conditions are expected, with a snow cover height of up to 30 cm or more and wind gusts of more than 44 m/s,” the warning posted on the service’s website says.

According to meteorologists, adverse weather conditions will last until Sunday morning; movement in the affected areas will be very difficult, low visibility is expected.

The island of Hawaii belongs to the Hawaiian Islands archipelago, almost all of them form an American state. The highest peak of the island is located on Mount Mauna Kea – 4,205 m above sea level.