Forecast: Another giant swell heading in with easing winds

Forecast: Another giant swell heading in with easing winds
Another giant swell heading in with easing winds (Source: Jock Goodman)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A calmer north and northwest wind flow will continue through the area tonight. The winds will shift to the north and northeast Tuesday then northeast Tuesday night as the surface low lifts out further away from the islands and a strong surface high builds in far to the north of the islands.

Scattered showers will be riding in with the winds, favoring mainly the windward and mountain areas. A wet trade pattern is likely between Tuesday night and Thursday, followed by more unsettled weather over the upcoming weekend. A band of showers is forecast to settle over the islands between Tuesday night and Wednesday, and continue through Thursday night. These showers will be aided by another cold upper level disturbance, leading to the potential for brief heavy showers.

Surf along exposed north and east facing shores will continue to trend down through the day Tuesday, then quickly rise once again Tuesday night as the new northeast swell previously discussed builds across the waters.

Warning-level surf will result for east facing shores with advisory levels likely for north facing exposures. This will be a long-duration event that will likely continue through the second half of the week. At this point, a peak is appears likely Wednesday, then slowly lowering to advisory levels for east facing shores by Friday.

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