Forecast: Another warm, breezy trade wind day

Forecast: Another warm, breezy trade wind day

Trade wind weather continues for another day. The trades are in the single digits as we start this back-to-work day. They will strengthen to 15-20 mph by afternoon.

Just a few showers are upstream and will fall mainly windward and mauka. Sunshine will be plentiful.

The afternoon high in Honolulu will be 86 degrees.

A high pressure ridge north of the islands will continue to produce moderate trade winds for one more day. A series of mid- latitude frontal systems will weaken this ridge from Wednesday to at least next Monday with lighter winds and afternoon sea breezes developing by Thursday over leeward areas.

Clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka locations through Wednesday, then shift towards interior sections each afternoon from Thursday through the upcoming weekend as a light trade wind and sea breeze weather pattern takes hold.

Surf is down all around with small south swells expected Thursday and late Friday. The Friday swell could approach advisory levels along south shores.

Waves today will be 3-5 feet east, 2-4 feet south, 1-3 feet north and west.

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 Kau District and communities along Highway 11 southwest of Volcano Town.

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