Forecast: Stronger trade winds on the way

Forecast: Stronger trade winds on the way
Monday forecast (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Trade winds will gradually increase on Monday and become locally breezy Tuesday into next weekend.

The stronger trades will promote a typical summertime weather pattern, focusing rainfall along windward slopes and producing afternoon showers over leeward Big Island.

Surf along south-facing shores will remain small through the week, with mainly a mix of small south and south-southeast energy.

A slightly larger south swell arriving late Wednesday may bump up surf heights Thursday.

Surf along east-facing shores will remain small through Tuesday, then gradually trend up through the rest of the week as the trades increase locally and upstream of the islands.

Surf along north-facing shores will remain small through the upcoming week.

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