Forecast: Breezy winds moving in as trade winds pick back up

Trade winds are picking up
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 4:31 AM HST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 6:56 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Trade winds will become locally strong late this afternoon into Friday. Once winds turn more easterly on Thursday, breezy trades will persist for the remainder of the forecast period. During this time, showers will remain focused over windward and mauka areas. Winds are set to be even more gusty on Monday.

From tonight onward, clouds and showers will tend to favor windward and mountain areas with drier conditions over leeward sections of each island.

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Let’s talk surf: The ongoing north swell will continue to lower through the day. Surf along north and west facing shores will remain well below early winter averages with only a very small, medium period north northwest swell forecast to arrive late Thursday and Friday. A slightly larger, longer period north swell may arrive next Sunday or Monday. The recent small, lower period wind wave south swell has faded leaving only background long period swells. This will maintain near seasonal south facing shore surf the next several days. East facing shores will see a gradual pick up in short period chop as upstream trades strengthen and spread over the area the next few days.

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