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Rising swell, high temps in weekend forecast

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Bodysurfers and surfers at Kewalos Friday made the most of the south swell.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Bodysurfers and surfers at Kewalos Friday made the most of the south swell.
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Hot early summer weather is expected to continue through the weekend, with the chance of tradewinds dropping off and an increased chance of showers Sunday and Monday.

A rising south swell could provide some relief from the heat for surfers. The swell is expected to bring 2- to 4-foot waves Friday, peaking Saturday at 5 to 7 feet, just below advisory levels.

Sunday marks the solstice, the longest day of the year and the traditional beginning of summer.

Forecasters expect the hot weather with breezy tradewinds to continue through the weekend. 

“The breezes tend to keep air moving in from the ocean and keep conditions cooler versus allowing the land to heat up,” said John Bravender, a meteorologist with the Honolulu office of the National Weather Service.

But there’s a chance the winds will drop off Sunday or Monday, making it feel a little hotter.

Renmants of a weather system north of the islands may get caught up in the tradewind flow, bringing an increased chance of showers Sunday and Monday to windward and mauka areas.

The forecast for south shores of Oahu, including Honolulu, calls for sunny skies with isolated showers through the beginning of next week with tradewinds of 10 to 15 mph.

The high temperature tied three records for the date in the last week. But, for now, forecasters do not expect more record temperatures this weekend.

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