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3 more heat records tied in Hawaii; 5th straight day of record highs

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The July heatwave over Hawaii continues with three more high temperature records tied on Tuesday, including a 95 degree high on Maui.

The high at the Kahului Airport tied the record for the date set in 1949. In Hilo, the high temperature of 87 tied a record set at the airport in 2007. Lihue’s high of 88 degrees tied a record set in 1982.

Tuesday was the fifth straight day of record heat.

Monday’s high temperature of 91 degrees tied the record for the date in Honolulu. The record was set in 1995. 

On Sunday a high of 94 degrees in Kahului broke the record for the date. The old record of 92 was set in 1969.

On Saturday a high of 89 degrees in Hilo tied the record set in 2003. And on Friday a high of 87 degrees in Lihue tied the record set in 1982.

So far this month, the high temperature has set or tied 32 records across the state.

High temperatures Wednesday should be between 85 and 91 degrees.

But some relief is in sight as tradewinds of 15 to 20 mph return.

The tradewinds are likely to continue into the weekend.

However remnants of Tropical Depression 8E may move over the state by Saturday or Sunday, bringing humid conditions and an increase in tradewind showers.

Meanwhile surf on south shores dropped below advisory levels Wednesday, but the waves are still above the seasonal average.

Wave faces of 4 to 7 feet are expected Wednesday, lowering to 2 to 4 feet Thursday. West shores can expect surf of 2 to 5 feet, declining to 1 to 3 feet. East shores will see surf rise on a tradewind swell going from 1 to 3 feet Wednesday to 2 to 4 feet Thursday.

Surf along north facing shores will be 2 feet or less through Thursday.


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