Forecast: Breezy winds with some minor passing showers

Gusty trades
Trade winds will continue into the weekend
Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 3:29 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 6:31 PM HST

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Get ready for gusty winds. High pressure will build in north of the state with strengthening trade winds and drier trends from Thursday through the weekend. Brief passing showers will develop over the typical windward and mountain areas of each island into Saturday. This windward focused shower activity will favor the overnight to early morning hours. Another upper level disturbance may bring increasing showers with decreasing trade wind speeds from Sunday into early next week.

Let’s talk surf: The current southwest to south swell will be slowly falling through Thursday with a possible small reinforcement filling in late Thursday into Friday. The next small southwest south swell may arrive toward the middle of next week. A small, medium period northwest swell is expected to reach the islands later this weekend to then be followed by a series of small, similar to slightly higher period northwest north swell energy through next week. East facing shore surf will trend up to seasonable levels Thursday into Friday with the return of fresh trades over and upstream of the state.

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