Trade winds building through the weekend

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The high pressure fan north of the state will keep moderate to locally breezy trade winds in place through the weekend and much of next week. Fairly dry trade wind weather will prevail through the period, with clouds and showers limited primarily to windward and mauka areas.

A small, north-northwest swell will build tonight, and peak below advisory levels Friday, before slowly declining through the weekend. A small, west-northwest swell from a compact gale that has developed east of Japan will be possible early next week, again expected below advisory levels. Background south-southwest swells will keep small surf along south facing shores through the weekend. An upward trend is expected early next week, as early as Sunday night, due to activity south to southeast of New Zealand over the past few days.

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