High surf advisory issued for all south-facing shores statewide

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HONOLULU (KHON2) – The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory on Thursday, May 5 for all south-facing shores of the state.

The NWS said a large early-season southern swell will continue to generate advisory-level waves for south-facing shores on Thursday, before slowly slowing into the weekend.

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Waves can reach 10 to 14 feet high on all south-facing shores of the islands. The advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. on May 5.

The high pressure sliding north and northeast of the state will keep moderate to windy trade winds in place through the middle of next week, with only minor fluctuations in strength.

A mid to upper level low to the west of the state will bring considerable cloud cover to the islands today and Friday, with high clouds thinning out on Saturday and clearing the area entirely on Sunday.

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Otherwise, fairly typical trade winds can be expected over the next 7 days, with showers favoring windward and mauka areas and a stray shower occasionally reaching downwind communities.

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