Forecast: Trade winds building with scattered windward showers

Forecast: Trade winds building with scattered windward showers
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Light to moderate trades will continue through Wednesday, then become breezy through the second half of the week and upcoming weekend as a ridge of high pressure builds to the north.

Clouds and showers will favor windward locations each day.

For the extended (early next week), guidance remains in decent agreement and depicts a mostly dry and stable pattern with breezy trades continuing.

Surf will remain below advisory levels along all shores for the foreseeable future, but not flat.

Surf along east-facing shores will trend up later in the week as the upstream fetch of trade winds grows, but not to the extent we saw last week.

A relatively small north-northwest swell is expected to bring increasing surf along north-facing shores Thursday night and Friday before dissipating Saturday.

A smaller west-northwest swell is possible early next week.

Small pulses of swell arriving from deep in the south hemisphere are expected to arrive along south-facing shores into the weekend, and may pulse even higher early next week.

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