Forecast: Showers moving in with strengthening trade winds

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A band of showers will spread west across the islands today. Much drier weather will return by Thursday night. Moderate easterly trade winds will strengthen through Thursday as a high far northwest of the area shifts southeast. Winds will weaken again late this week. Gentle winds with widespread sea and land breezes will prevail much of next week.

A north northwest swell will be building today, peaking tomorrow with surf below advisory levels for north facing shores. A few long period south and southwest swells will keep surf along south facing shores near the summer time average.

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