Forecast: Trade winds slowly returning

Forecast: Trade winds slowly returning

Trade winds are forecast to spread over the state from west to east on Sunday. Kauai and perhaps Oahu will have windward and mauka showers, while Maui and the Big Island will likely have afternoon clouds and pop-up showers. Overall sky cover will be partly to mostly cloudy.

Northeasterly trade winds should solidify over the islands into Monday at about 10 to 15 miles per hour as a surface trough moves away, allowing high pressure to dominate our weather with the usual distribution of trade showers. That weather pattern should hold for the remainder of the week.

If you're looking for waves Sunday, you won't find much. Waves on all shores will be flat to three feet at best. There is a south swell expected late Wednesday that could peak near advisory levels Thursday.

- Ben Gutierrez

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