Another week of record-breaking heat hits Hawaii

June 23, 2019

HONOLULU (AP) — More record high temperatures were set in Hawaii the past week as summer officially began, continuing two months of hot weather in the islands.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported on Friday that Thursday’s high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Honolulu tied the record set last year, according to National Weather Service.

On Wednesday, a high of 92 degrees in Honolulu broke the record of 91 in 1987.

On Tuesday, a high of 91 in Honolulu broke the record of 90 in 1995, while a high of 92 in Kahului, Maui, tied with the record set in 1969.

On Monday, three records were set. A high of 87 in Hilo broke the record of 86 in 1995. A high of 90 in Honolulu tied with the one set in 1995. A high of 94 in Kahului broke the record of 93 in 1953.

So far this month, a total of 20 temperatures have matched or broken previous records.

This follows a string of record-setting temperatures in May when 27 records were either set or matched in Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo and Lihue.

The high temperatures in Kahului last month hovered in the low- to mid-90s, with the thermometer hitting 96 degrees on May 22, an all-time high for that month, and second highest all-time high for any month. The previous record was 97 degrees in August 1994 and 2015.

Forecasters said that winds will weaken and shift around to the southeast through early next week.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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