Forecast: Trade winds, passing showers kick off the week

Forecast: Trade winds, passing showers kick off the week

What a weekend and start to a new workweek! The trade winds will continue for your Monday making for a nice day in paradise.  Expect the winds to clock in at steady speeds: 10-20+ mph.  They should be a little stronger in the afternoons.  

Trade winds will deliver a dew trade wind showers to the state following a diurnal pattern-- concentrated during the overnight and morning hours with a few passing during the day over windward and mauka locations.  

Downwind of mauka neighborhoods, there will also be periods of misty rain and liquid sunshine even over leeward neighborhoods.  This pattern will last throughout the first half of the week with classic trade wind weather. We are expecting humid conditions to take over midweek due to slower winds.

Small pulses will come our way throughout the week for surf. Surf will remain below advisory levels on all shores through the forecast period. Small, low energy background surf is affecting north, west and south shores. A small southwest swell is possible this week.

So to sum it up... moderate to at times locally breezy trade winds will dominate the weather across the state through the start of the week. Low clouds and showers carried by the trades will remain focused over windward and mauka areas, with brief showers occasionally passing over leeward sections of some islands.  The second half of the week, expect slower winds and more humid weather.

Small Craft Advisory posted for the waters around Maui and the Big Island. 

- Jennifer Robbins

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