The NWS keeps records at 4 weather stations, and today, ALL of them reached records. Two tied records and two broke records. (Lihue 85 beat 2017 record 84; Honolulu tied 1996 record 89; Kahului, 92, shattered the old record 90 1951; Hilo tied 1980 record 87)
The trade wind pattern has been holding through the weekend as high pressure stays to the north of the islands but now it is on the move as a front passes to our north. Expect some of the showers to ride in with the trades, affecting mainly the windward and mountain areas tonight and then pop up showers possible next week after daytime heating. A change in the weather is on tap for next week, with more humid conditions as the winds veer to the southeast.
The current south swell will continue to slowly fade through Friday. Slightly larger southwest and south swells are expected to spread across the area from this weekend through the first half of next week. Surf may approach the High Surf Advisory criteria along south facing shores by the middle of next week. A small northwest swell arriving this weekend will likely produce a slight bump in surf along north and west facing shores of most of the smaller islands from Saturday through Sunday.