Forecast: Light to moderate winds with spotty downpours possible; then stronger trades on the way

Trade winds hold and pick up later this week
Tracking trade winds and passing showers
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 3:25 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 3:03 PM HST

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The winds are still breezy in some spots but then others we are seeing much lighter winds as a disturbance passes to our north. An upper level disturbance northeast of the islands will drift slowly west-southwest through the week, weakening the trade winds from Tuesday night through early Thursday morning. Localized sea breezes may develop over sheltered western slopes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Instability associated with the upper low could lead to localized heavy rain at times. Drier weather should return from Friday onward as the trade winds strengthen across the region.

A series of long period south and southwest swells will keep surf near the September average through Thursday, before dropping to slightly below normal levels Friday through the weekend. Small surf will prevail on north facing shores through most of the week, with a small bump from a northwest swell possible this weekend. East shore surf will remain well below normal through Wednesday.

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