Forecast: Breezy trade winds will stay through Wednesday

Forecast: Breezy trade winds will stay through Wednesday

Breezy trade winds will continue across the state through Wednesday.

Low clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka neighborhoods, with an increase in shower activity expected Tuesday night and Wednesday. A late season front is expected to approach the islands Thursday through Friday, causing the winds to weaken and veer to the southeast. Land and sea breezes are expected with afternoon clouds/showers mauka and leeward.

Trade winds are expected to return just in time for the weekend.

A small northwest swell will slowly decline through Tuesday.

A new, small, longer period west-northwest swell is expected to arrive Wednesday and linger through Saturday. Expecting a noticeable bump in surf heights along south facing shores today through Tuesday. Another slightly larger south swell is forecast to arrive Friday and continue through the weekend. Trade winds will produce choppy short period surf along east facing shores through midweek.

Small Craft Advisory until 6 p.m. Tuesday for Kaiwi Channel, Maalaea Bay, Pailolo channel, Alenuihaha channel, Big Island leeward waters, Big Island southeast waters.

- Dan Cooke

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