Forecast: Trade winds to strengthen through the weekend

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A high north northwest of the area will keep trade wind weather in place through the week. Trades will become breezy over the weekend, then windy next week. Clouds and showers will favor windward areas. Remnants of a front may make showers more widespread Sunday and Monday.

Surf along north and west facing shores will hold into Friday, then lower into the weekend. Strong to near gale-force northeast winds focused at the islands will be enough to generate a decent north-northeast swell for north facing exposures by early next week.Surf along south facing shores will continue to ease through Friday as a south swell moves through. Surf along east facing shores will remain small through Saturday, then begin to build Sunday into Monday as the local trades become strong.

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