Forecast: Trade wind weather continues, Big Island gets stronger - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Forecast: Trade wind weather continues, Big Island gets stronger winds

(Image: Darin Miyashiro) (Image: Darin Miyashiro)

Unusually dry trade wind weather continues through Friday. Very few showers have been reported overnight as the atmosphere continues to be quite dry and stable.

Winds will be east-northeast and locally breezy. Especially strong winds have developed for some areas on the Island of Hawaii.  Across the state, expect just a couple passing showers this morning over windward and mauka neighborhoods and then a mostly sunny Thursday.

High in Honolulu will be 81 degrees.

Surf is smaller but conditions are very good along north shores.

The next swell will be from the west-northwest and roll in late Friday. A new northwest swell is forecast for Monday.

Waves today will be 5-8 feet north, 4-7 feet west, 2-4 feet east, 1-2 feet south.

Small Craft Advisory for the Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels, Maalaea Bay, along with coastal waters south and west of the Big Island.

Also on the Island of Hawaii, a Wind Advisory until noon today for areas upslope and leeward of the Kohala Mountains, Hamakua Coast communities, and neighborhoods along the southeast coast.

The National Weather Service specifically mentioned areas south of Volcano including the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Watch for downed power lines and debris on roadways.

- Dan Cooke

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