Trade wind pattern for most of the week

Persistent trade winds will bring passing clouds and showers through Thursday to windward and mauka areas, mainly during the nights and mornings. Winds will be a little lighter Monday and Tuesday, with stronger trades midweek. Winds will weaken Friday as a front pushes southward toward the state. There could be a modest increase in showers from the front Friday and Saturday, but no heavy rainfall is expected.

In surf, a northwest swell is expected to rise overnight into Monday, but it’s uncertain whether it will reach advisory levels. A larger swell is forecast to build Tuesday night, with another large swell Wednesday night and Thursday that may produce warning-level surf for north and west shores. Surf along east shores will decline a bit as the trade winds weaken, while south shore surf will remain small through the week. A small craft advisory will remain up overnight for the usual windier waters around Maui County and the Big Island.

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