Early warning forecast: Strong winds will sweep the state

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Rain activity will decrease tonight as moderate trade winds and local winds prevail.

Trade winds will increase Wednesday and become strong and gusty across the state by Friday.

Wind warnings have been issued for most areas since Wednesday afternoon. Wind speeds will gradually decrease by the end of the week, but will remain locally strong into early next week.

Models point to the possibility of increased low-level moisture in the second half of the week, which could lead to slightly higher coverage/intensity of rain, especially in the eastern end of the state.

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Surfing on the north and west coasts will continue into Wednesday as the northwest swell that hit on Monday continues.

Another NNW will bring surf heights to advisory levels for north and west facing beaches as it peaks late Thursday.

Surf on east-facing beaches will quickly reach advisory levels during the second half of the week.

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