Trade winds picking up some speed

Trade wind weather conditions are expected well into the weekend with high pressure north of the islands. There may be few more passing showers for windward areas overnight into Thursday morning from a weak low level trough to the northeast, but the showers should be on the light side. Trade winds may get locally breezy over the weekend, and then lighten up early next week as a strong trough nears from the west. Any effects from the trough are still at least a week away, so it’s hard to tell just yet exactly what we’ll get, besides the lighter winds.

At the beach, the current south swell is continuing to decline very slowly through the rest of the week, with another series of southwest and south swells expected over the weekend into early next week. Surf elsewhere will remain small for the rest of the work week. A small northwest swell is possible over the weekend, while increasing trade winds will also bring higher surf for east shores.

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