Beautiful weather today; trade winds blowing, sun shining and a few windward and mauka showers; probably the nicest day of the week. Tomorrow is a transition weather day. An increase in seas and shower coverage, is expected late Tuesday into Wednesday as the remnants of tropical cyclone Bonnie move from E to W across the Hawaiian Islands. Another surge in trade winds, sea heights and gusty showers are possible this weekend as weakening tropical cyclone Darby approaches from the East.
Breezy to locally strong trades will focus cloud and showers over windward and mauka areas through Tuesday. The arrival of remnant moisture from a decaying tropical low will favor an increase in showers late Tuesday night through early Thursday morning with another batch of remnant moisture coming thru the state Friday into the weekend.Overlapping southerly pulses move through will keep the south shore surfers happy. The next pulse should begin to fill in through the day Tuesday, then peak through midweek. The largest surf is expected this weekend, with heights likely topping out above the advisory level. North and West shores remain relatively small while the East shore will see a boost due to the stronger trade winds; which will make conditions sloppy on those shorelines.
High Pressure north of the state means the moderate to breezy winds will continue going into the weekend into the week ahead. Lots of sunshine with some passing windward and mauka showers drifting leeward at times. Changes could come mid next week as the deep tropical moisture could get caught up in the trade wind flow and enhance rainfall across the state. We are expecting next week possible swells on the south and east facing shores from storms near Aotearoa and energy from Hurricane Bonnie to the east.
Moderate to breezy tradewinds today with windward and mauka showers drifting leeward at times; mostly early morning and overnights. We will see some daytime moisture as well. There will also be varying amounts of trade showers with sunshine as we go thru the weekend. No significant swells are due until early next week when we may get a south swell from New Zealand and ocean energy from Hurricane Bonnie on the east side.
Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies with breezy conditions and widespread showers. A remnant band of frontal moisture will move over the central portions of the state with the locally strong trades this morning. Local radar imagery reveals frequent showers traversing windward and mauka slopes of Maui County and Oahu with lighter showers frequently drifting leeward, especially over Oahu.
High pressure north of the Hawaiian Islands keeps the trade wind fan turning; the statewide forecast will have the winds a little stronger today; partly cloudy skies with windward and Mauka showers drifting leeward sides at times.Surf is very quiet; NWS says no significant swells are expected for ALL shorelines in this next week. Waves will be pretty calm except for the east shorelines which will have the biggest surf; rough and choppy thru the middle of the week because of the trade winds. Small Craft Advisories are in effect for all Hawaiian Waters due to the strong and gusty trade winds.
Today’s weather: Morning clouds but sunnier as we go thru the day. Daytime high near 86 degrees, winds NE 15-25. Moderate and breezy trade winds will continue, with clouds and showers favoring windward and mauka locations as areas of moisture move through.
Regular trade wind weather today, moving to breezy easterly trade winds tomorrow into the weekend. A transition to a wet pattern with strong trades is possible later in the weekend through most of next week as an upper disturbance settles southward into the area and strong high pressure builds to the north. Surf will trend up early next week as a new moderate sized long-period northwest swell arrives, with surf potentially flirting with advisory levels Tuesday and Wednesday. A new long-period south swell will arrive Sunday and build to well above the summertime average Monday through the middle of next week.
Breezy conditions through tonight; winds will weaken Wednesday into Thursday, before strengthening again Friday through the weekend. Clouds and showers will favor windward and mountain areas, drifting leeward at times. Increasing moisture combined with an upper disturbance settling southward into the area will result in better windward shower coverage Friday through early next week.