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Thick vog smothers islands, winds disappear

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The high clouds have finally moved off to the east, but the vog remains... and it is thick. It may be next week before we see trade winds strong enough to scrub our skies clear of the volcanic haze. The extended forecast does indicate east or northeast winds Thursday/Friday, however they will be so weak that land/sea breeze will likely overrule. Winds today will be light and variable. High in Honolulu will be 82.

A band of showers has dampened Kauai overnight and this morning. This pre-frontal convergence is associated with a weakening cold front farther to the west of Kauai. Yet another cold front will approach the islands and that could bring steady showers to Kauai and perhaps Oahu Tuesday night and Wednesday. Today, interior and leeward sections may cloud up a bit after lunch and a few showers may fall, but nothing significant.

Meanwhile, a High Surf Advisory is in effect for North Shores of Oahu and the North & West Shores of Niihau, Kauai and Molokai. The waves are big enough and the conditions good enough for the Vans World Cup of Surfing. The competition is underway at Oahu's Sunset Beach.

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