Big surf just under warning levels for north, west shores

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A High Surf Advisory will remain in effect for north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai and Oahu, and the north facing shores of Molokai and Maui, for most of the weekend.

The National Weather Service said surf was expected to peak Friday evening at 16 to 22 feet on the north shores of Niihau, Kauai and Oahu. Surf for north shores of Molokai and Maui were expected to peak at 14 to 18 feet. Surf could reach 12 to 18 feet for west shores of Niihau, Kauai and Oahu.

The wave heights are forecast to remain steady Saturday before declining Sunday.

Meanwhile, an upper level disturbance will combine with strong high pressure to increase tradewinds over the weekend. The disturbance also will increase the frequency of showers, mainly near Maui County and the Big Island of Hawaii, where some of those showers could be locally heavy this weekend.

The next box jellyfish influx is expected to start Sunday.

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