No trade winds until this weekend, humid southeast winds take over

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Here we go again! It’s shaping up to be another hot and humid week for the islands. The trades are gone and have been replaced with muggy southeasterly winds.

The reason for the southeasterly wind pattern is a weakening of high pressure thanks to the disturbances to the west of the state. One of the disturbances is Hurricane Walaka and another is storm front to the northwest of Kauai.

As Walaka passes well to the west of the state this week, winds will remain light and southeasterly.

Surf for the west shores may also rise this week due to Walaka.  North shores will also see elevated surf on Tuesday.

So when will the trades return? This weekend around Sunday.

If that changes, we’ll provide updates. Until then, stay cool and hydrate.

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