Large north and west shore surf starting Tuesday, trade to remain breezy

Weather Blog

It’s a week of trade winds, becoming breezy and gusty later today through Tuesday and again by the weekend.

The atmosphere is stable over the islands, and that will keep showers focused along windward slopes through much of the week.

The remnants of a front will keep windward Big Island somewhat wet, while leeward areas remain rather dry.

The trailing end of a weak front will bring an increase in mainly windward rainfall as it moves down the island chain Friday through the weekend.

The big weather headline will be large surf this week.

An incoming northwest swell will likely trigger high surf warnings for north and west shores. 

Surf along north facing shores will be 3 to 5 feet through Tuesday morning, then rising to 10 to 14 feet by late Tuesday afternoon.

Surf along west facing shores will be 2 to 3 feet  through Tuesday morning, then rising to 6 to 9 feet by late Tuesday afternoon.

Surf along south facing shores will be 2 feet or less through Tuesday.

Surf along east facing shores will be 1 to 3 feet today, increasing to 2 to 4 feet on Tuesday.

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