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Forecast: Surf building along north, west shores as part of series of swells

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Showers and light trade winds this morning. Sunshine and light trades this afternoon.

A weak cold front is moving across Oahu as we start our new work week. It's spreading light to moderate rainfall across the island. It is expected to move on to Maui County by mid-morning.

Skies should be mostly sunny after lunchtime here on Oahu. High in Honolulu will be about 81 degrees.

Surf is building along north and west shores. The National Weather Service says by afternoon, expect 30 to 40 feet for north shores, 18 to 25 feet for west shores, 3 to 5 feet for east shores, and 2 to 4 feet for south shores. The northwest swell will peak this afternoon and slowly decline through Tuesday.

An even bigger swell is due on Wednesday and may be big enough and good enough for the Eddie Aikau big wave surfing event.

Stay with us for continuing coverage of this extraordinary winter surf.

A High Surf Warning is in effect for north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai along with north shores of Maui. A High Surf Advisory is in effect for west shores of the Big Island. A Small Craft Advisory has also been issued for most Hawaii waters due to large open ocean swell.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for Big Island summits. Winds above 8,000 feet will be 45 to 55 mph with gusts to 65 mph.

- Dan Cooke

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