Stronger trades and drier conditions ahead

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The high pressure fan will remain north of the main Hawaiian Islands and maintain locally breezy trade winds over the islands. The trades will carry scattered showers over windward areas, mainly during the night and early morning hours. Afternoon heating will produce clouds and showers over leeward slopes of the Big Island and Maui. Otherwise, leeward areas will remain mostly dry.

Surf along north and west facing shores will remain small today, then rise tonight into Friday as a new north-northwest (320-340 deg) swell builds down the island chain.

Surf along south facing shores will remain small through the weekend with mainly background south-southwest pulses moving through. An upward trend is anticipated early next week, beginning as early as Sunday night due to activity south to southeast of New Zealand over the past few days.

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