More showers to start Sunday, with slightly lighter trades

Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 2:44 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 18, 2021 at 8:57 PM HST
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The occasionally gusty trade winds of the past few days will ease up a tad Sunday and Monday, but are expected to pick up again late Tuesday and Wednesday. An unstable band of clouds moving from east to west will increase showers into Sunday morning, especially for windward and mauka areas, but there should be more sunshine by afternoon.

There may be a few more showers Monday night into Tuesday, especially for the east half of the Big Island, but otherwise, we should get a typical distribution of windward and mauka showers through the week, with most of the showers during the overnight and morning hours.

In surf, medium-period background swells will keep some small waves coming in for south-facing shores for the next few days. A small northwest swell could bring some chest-high sets to north and west shores Sunday, while a few days of the gusty trades will keep rough and choppy surf for east shores.

On the ocean, a small craft advisory will remain posted for the usual windier waters around Maui County and the Big Island until 6 p.m. Sunday.

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