Forecast: Breezy winds to hold through the weekend

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -A typical trade wind pattern will hold in place across the island chain during the next 7 days. The trades winds will gradually increase from Wednesday onward, with moderate to breezy trades Thursday and Friday, ramping up to breezy and locally windy levels this weekend into early next week. Passing showers will favor windward and mauka areas through the period, particularly at night and during the early morning hours, with a stray shower spreading leeward from time to time. The trade showers could be a bit more active Sunday through Monday as some old frontal remnants move through.

Expect small surf for all shores through Friday. Surf along east facing shores will hold steady through Friday, then build Saturday into early next week as the trades strengthen over and upstream of the islands. Along the north shores, a few small northwest and north swells will continue to move through the coastal waters through Thursday. Surf along south facing shores will remain elevated through Thursday, then drop closer to seasonal averages from Friday onward.

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