Hawaii notches more record high temperatures before official start of summer
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Hawaii notches more record high temperatures before official start of summer

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Seventeen-year-old Raider Misioka, left, and 15-year-old Aroni Freddy jumped into the ocean, June 10, at Waikiki Beach. More record highs have been set in the Hawaiian Islands in the days leading up to the summer solstice, officially the first day of summer, on Friday.

More record high temperatures have been set in the Hawaiian islands in the days leading up to the summer solstice, officially the first day of summer, on Friday.

On Monday, the National Weather Service noted one tie and two record-breaking highs, but only by a difference of one degree.

A record of 90 degrees in Honolulu tied with the old record set for the date in 1995. A high of 87 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in Hilo, breaking the old record of 86 set in 1995. A high of 94 degrees was set at Kahului, breaking the old record of 93 set in 1953.

Over the weekend, temperatures in Honolulu also tied old records and set one new record.

On Friday, a high of 90 degrees tied the record set last year. On Saturday, a high of 91 degrees in Honolulu broke the record of 90 set last year. On Sunday, a high of 89 degrees tied with the record set in 2005.

Honolulu is expected to feel 90-degree heat today, with light-to-moderate, east-southeast winds shifting to a more typical easterly direction.

The trades are expected to continue through Thursday, weather service forecasters said, but then decrease and shift to the southeast Friday into the weekend, resulting in spotty showers and muggy conditions.

Also, a small craft advisory has been issued for the Alenuihaha Channel, Big Island leeward and southeast waters, effective through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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