HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A ridge over the islands will weaken as a cold front approaches the islands from the northwest. The front will reach Kauai on Thursday and move across Oahu and Maui County Thursday night. The remnants of the front will reach the Big Island on Friday. A brief period of trade winds is forecast for Friday afternoon through Saturday as a migratory high passes eastward through the weekend. Another cold front will move into the Hawaii region for the first half of next week bringing a period of additional showers to the western islands by next Wednesday.
The current northwest swell will be lowering gradually through Wednesday night. A High Surf Warning is currently in effect for the north and west of Niihau and Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, and north shore of Maui. A High Surf Advisory is also in effect for the leeward coast of the Big Island. Both are good until 6 am HST Wednesday morning. This down trend continues through Wednesday, with surf below advisory levels by late Wednesday afternoon, and the cancellation of the High Surf Advisory.
A new bump from the northwest is slated to reach our north and west shores Thursday night where it will peak, follow by a gradual decline through Saturday.