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Forecast: Trade winds and sunshine for your Kamehameha Day!

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Near perfect holiday weather: Trade winds, plentiful sunshine, and the occasional passing shower. That's the forecast for our Kamehameha Day Monday.

Afternoon high in Honolulu will be a warm 86 degrees.

Breezy trade winds are forecast to hold through Tuesday, then weaken Wednesday through the upcoming weekend.

Clouds and showers will focus over windward and mauka locations through midweek, then potentially begin to setup over interior areas of the smaller islands through the afternoon hours later in the week as the trades relax.

Volcanic emissions from the Kilauea volcano may begin to shift back toward the smaller islands later in the week in response to the lighter winds expected.

South-side surf is still elevated but on the decline. Reinforcing swells from the southern hemisphere will roll in on Thursday and late Friday but will likely be less than advisory heights. East shores will have choppy and dangerous shorebreak as long as the trade winds blow.

Waves today will be 4-6 feet south, 3-5 feet east, 2-4 feet west, 2 feet or less north.

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

Special weather statement for trace ashfall in the Kau District and communities along Highway 11 southwest of Volcano Town.

- Dan Cooke

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