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Forecast: Light winds to bring vog, rain

Wind speed & direction across the state. Wind speed & direction across the state.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Expect more vog to approach the islands on Tuesday riding over the light south winds.

The tradewinds will be absent through Wednesday. However, there is another cold front that will likely bring us some relief from the vog with some north winds behind the front.

This will also bring us rain for windward and mauka locations on Kauai and Oahu.

The front may also bring slightly higher winds to the islands after it passes. This front is not expected to approach Maui nor Hawaii Island, so the western half of the state will see most of the action from it.

Cool nights ahead

Overnight temperatures will be cooler than normal with the downslope flow from higher elevations bringing cooler air to sea level locations.

With the cooler overnight temperatures and lower dew point temperatures, we are not expecting to feel humid even with the light winds.

Surf outlook

Seas around the islands are finally trending down Monday morning; we no longer have a Small Craft Advisory up for the state. This trend should persist through Tuesday evening and into the overnight hours before the next large northwest swell arrives early Wednesday morning.

Like we saw last week, we will see the swell energy accompany a front, so for parts of the state where the front is located, it will not be the cleanest surf. 

But in places like Maui, we will likely see promising surfing conditions. This swell is also not expected to be as large as the last warning swell we experienced on Friday.

This swell will then slowly trend down through the end of the week. A large west-northwest swell will be possible Sunday through Monday, which may result in warning-level surf along the exposed north and west facing shores. A small south swell will remain possible through mid-week.

High Surf Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. for Niihau, windward Kauai, leeward Kauai, the Waianae Coast, Oahu's North Shore, Molokai and Maui. This will likely be upgraded to a warning on Tuesday evening.

Jennifer Robbins

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