Diminishing winds and surf for the first weekend of the New Year

Trade winds are slowing down a bit but will still be breezy for some areas of the state. The trades will diminish a bit more and become light to moderate Saturday night into Sunday, but they should remain with us through Wednesday. We could see a decrease in windward and mauka showers as the trade winds slow down.

At the beach, a high surf advisory has replaced the warning for north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai and the north-facing shores of Maui, while a small craft advisory remains posted for all Hawaiian coastal waters for the strong trade winds. A new northwest swell could peak near warning levels for north and west shores Sunday night into Monday. East shore surf will remain close to the eight-foot advisory threshold but decline as the trade winds ease.

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