Forecast: It's transition day as trade winds begin to ease - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Forecast: It's transition day as trade winds begin to ease

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Winds will be light easterlies this morning, becoming southeasterly this afternoon.

Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with variable high clouds.

The Island of Hawaii is at risk again today for heavy showers. Most of us will have just scattered showers.

High today in Honolulu will be 81 degrees.

Winds will be so light that a land breeze/sea breeze pattern will develop. Once that is in place, it will feel less comfortable outside. The southeast flow will bring tropical moisture up from near the equator, increasing the humidity. Plus, volcanic haze will spread up the island chain. Those with respiratory issues should prepare for a stretch of voggy conditions. Drink plenty of fluids and stay in the a/c if you can.

Surf has dropped below advisory levels along east shores, but is still dangerous. Waves out in the country will be small until a moderate sized swell arrives on Sunday.

Today's surf will be 5-7 feet east, 2-4 feet north, 2-3 feet south, 1-3 feet west.

No marine or weather advisories are posted.

- Dan Cooke

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