A wind advisory has been expanded to include all islands except the Big Island and Kahoolawe as strong southwest Kona winds increase ahead of an approaching cold front.

Weather officials say those winds are expected to increase late today to 25 to 35 miles per hour with localized gusts over 50 miles per hour.

The stronger gusts are expected to be strongest in what usually are the windward sides of the islands.

The front is expected to move through Oahu this afternoon, followed by Maui County Monday night and the Big Island Tuesday.

Winds will shift to the west and diminish somewhat after the front passes.