Forecast: Trade winds disappear for a while

Forecast: Trade winds disappear for a while

An approaching cold front has shut down the trade winds and they will be gone for awhile. Expect light and variable winds with sea breezes developing in the afternoon.

This is weather pattern transition day, so there will be a few clouds and showers out there this morning. But expect mostly sunny skies with just a few clouds/showers forming over interior sections this afternoon.

High in Honolulu will be 81 degrees today.

The cold front will fall apart just at it reaches the west end of the state on Wednesday. It might be a little wetter tomorrow, but this light-wind weather pattern is with us for the foreseeable future.

There are two significant swells in our near future. A new northwest will start rolling in tonight and slowly build to a peak on Thursday. Advisory-sized waves are forecast for Wednesday, warning-sized on Thursday. An even bigger surf event is shaping up for this weekend. It could be the biggest this winter season.

Today's waves will be 6-10 feet north, 4-8 feet west, 3-5 feet east, 1-3 feet south.

Small Craft Advisory for coastal waters south and west of the Island of Hawaii.

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