Trade winds to pick up a little speed, with more surf on the way

Trade winds will become locally breezy and pretty much stay that way for a few days thanks to a surface ridge of high pressure near the state. Rather pleasant weather will prevail, with the usual windward and mauka showers, especially for the eastern end of the state.

There’s a chance that trade wind showers will increase for the Big Island and maybe Maui as a weak disturbance passes to the south. We’re looking at the Tuesday night through Wednesday time frame where that could happen.

At the beach, the high surf advisory for south shores has been extended through Wednesday evening. A new south swell is expected to arrive Wednesday with another swell again Friday. A moderate north-northwest swell is expected to peak Tuesday night and Wednesday. A small craft advisory is posted for the usual windier coastal waters around Maui County and the Big Island.

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