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Light winds persist, trades return on Thursday into the weekend

Updated: Apr. 27, 2021 at 9:52 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - It is feeling quite muggy with the slower winds. Light winds through Wednesday will allow sea breezes and interior showers to develop in the afternoons. Showers will increase over the western islands on Wednesday as moisture increases. Thin high clouds will remain through midweek. Trade winds will strengthen Thursday and linger into the weekend.A wet trade wind pattern will result as northeast winds push clouds and showers up the slopes of windward and mountain areas.

Let’s talk surf! A new small long period west northwest swell will continue to fill in overnight. A longer period west northwest swell is expected to fill in late Thursday and Thursday night, peak late Friday and Friday night, then lower gradually over the weekend. Models indicate there will be a series of small southerly swells throughout the forecast period. Some of these swells will have rather long periods so surf may be inconsistent at times.

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