Short-lived Tropical Storm Akonia has weakened to a post-tropical cyclone and poses no threat to the United States.
Because the storm formed within the Central Pacific Hurricane Basin, it was issued a Hawaiian name: Akoni. The next Central Pacific Hurricane basin tropical storm will be called Ema, with Hone, Iona, Keli, and Lala next on the list. Tropical cyclones that form in the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Basin are given named by a WMO-selected list of names that the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. Storms that move from the eastern basin to the central one keep their eastern basin name.
As of the latest advisory from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, Akoni was located roughly 690 miles south south east of Hilo, Hawaii and about 885 miles south east of Honolulu, Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds were only 35mph while central minimum pressure was relatively high at 1007 mb or 29.74 inches of mercury.
Currently what’s left of Akoni is moving west at about 16mph and a motion well south and away from Hawaii is expected over the coming days.