Forecast: Trade winds building, more showers due Wednesday

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A distubance will remain near the islands for the first half of the week, and could help to enhance some shower activity during that time. Trade winds are expected to become more widespread Monday and Tuesday, and strengthen later in the week. An increase of shower coverage is expected towards the middle of the week as leftover frontal moisture rides in with the trade winds.

A small NW swell will lower through Monday. A series of more moderate size, short period north and northwest swells are expected Tuesday and then again on Thursday. A slightly larger NW swell may reach the islands over the weekend. Small background swell from the southern hemisphere will bring little surf along south facing shores. Trade wind swell will increase along east facing shores midweek.

A Special Weather Statement is in effect to highlight the low lying coastal flood threat during the large, early morning high tides this week. A half foot or greater above predicted water levels on top of high astronomical tides will produce nuisance coastal flooding.

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