Forecast: Breezy trade winds to hold firm into the weekend

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A strong high pressure ridge will remain locked in place north of the Hawaiian Islands for the next seven days. Expect subtle changes in the wind speeds as the high pressure center location migrates along the ridge axis through the week. Trade wind speeds are forecast to increase today into the breezy to locally windy range, and then range from moderate to breezy onward into the weekend. A mostly dry trade wind pattern will continue through Wednesday afternoon, then trend towards more shower coverage from Wednesday night through Friday, mainly in the overnight and early morning hours.

Strong trade winds will maintain rough surf along east facing shores through the week, but surf heights will remain below the advisory threshold. A small increase in surf along south facing shores is possible late in the week. Otherwise, no significant swells are expected through the weekend.

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