Forecast: Breezy winds to stay through the weekend and some showers coming our way plus Kilauea brings volcanic haze back to Ka’u
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A high pressure fan north of the region will keep moderate to locally breezy trade winds in the forecast for the next seven days. A slight increase to more breezy wind speeds are expected on Thursday and Friday as a disturbance passes westward, just south of the island chain, possibly enhancing showers over the Big Island. A few upper level lows will drift through the region this week, keeping passing showers in the forecast each day mainly affecting windward and mountain areas during the overnight to early morning hours. As Kilauea erupts again today - we are tracking volcanic haze and even Pele’s hair throughout Ka’u. The rest of the islands will be in the clear of VOG with the trade winds holding steady.
Tiny short-period energy from the north will keep background surf along north facing shores over the next few days. A small 2 foot north to north-northwest swell is possible Friday into Saturday. A small southwest swell from the Tasman Sea is possible Thursday into Friday. Surf along east facing shores will remain small due to the lack of strong trade winds.
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