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Blistering heat keeps setting records for Honolulu and Kahului

Nina Wu
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The National Weather Service released this chart showing recent records broken or tied between May 16 and June 9.

More record high temperatures have been set in early June, including 92 degrees on June 10 in Honolulu that broke the record set in 1982, according to weather officials.

Seven times between June 4 and 9, temperatures reached over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and either tied or surpassed previous records in Honolulu and Kahului.

The National Weather Service reported a streak of high temperatures for Kahului, which on May 22 reached 96 degrees, a record for the month. In late May, temperatures in Kahului reached 95 degrees twice after that record high, beating previous daily records.

On Thursday and Friday, temperatures in Kahului once again reached 95 degrees, surpassing records of 91 in 2007, and 90 in 2008, respectively.

The thermometer hit 90 in Honolulu on Saturday, tying a 1997 record for the date, and 92 degrees on Monday, setting a record for the day

Highs today and over the next two days are expected to reach 90 degrees, with easterly trades over the isles.

Weather service forecaster Peter Donaldson said the high temperatures are likely from higher than normal water temperatures combined with lighter trade winds.

He said the weather in June, so far, is typical, but slightly warmer than usual.

“Trades will be relatively light the rest of the week, a little bit lighter than usual,” said Donaldson. “Looks like trades may pick up over the weekend.”

Over the weekend, however, an area of tropical moisture is expected to move over the isles from the southwest, meaning an increase in humidity, particularly Saturday, he said.

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