Forecast: Trade winds are rebuilding to swift speeds into the weekend

Trade winds are on cruise control

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Stronger trade winds are picking up. Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will continue for the next couple of days, with even stronger trade winds expected over the weekend. The trade winds will deliver an area of enhanced moisture overnight, providing occasional windward showers, and scattered showers leeward. A low aloft will bring the chance for a few thunderstorms overnight and Thursday. Trade wind weather pattern is expected later Thursday into Friday, then continuing through the weekend, with windward showers occasionally spreading leeward.

Let’s talk surf: Surf along north facing shores will trend up later tonight through the day Thursday along north and west facing shores as a new long- period, northwest swell arrives and builds down the island chain. This swell will peak late Thursday, then ease into the weekend. A similar northwest swell is expected to arrive Saturday night, peak Sunday, then fade into early next week. Surf along east facing shores will steadily rise each day, likely reaching advisory levels with rough conditions over the weekend as the easterly trade winds become strong. Surf along south facing shores will remain small through the upcoming weekend with mainly a mix of small, short-period southeast and background south-southwest energy moving through.

Be safe and wishing you blue skies and much aloha. Have a nice October weekend with your ohana.

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