Rainfall at Kahului Airport sets record

The 1.16 inches of rain recorded at Kahului Airport on Sunday washed away the 0.39-inch mark set in 1996, the National Weather Service said Monday, noting that the figure could be revised upward.

It has been a wet several days on Maui, with flood advisories posted for most of the weekend.

The rain gauge at West Wailuaiki logged 12 inches in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Monday. Two inches fell at Hana Airport.

With all the rain, especially in East Maui, boulders, fallen trees and landslides were reported Sunday on Hana Highway near Mileposts 16.5 and 17, Maui police said. Contra-flow traffic was in effect as the road was cleared.

Pukalani got 1.5 inches; Makapulapai on Molokai, 1.25 inches; and Kahakuloa, about an inch.

The forecast for today is for more rain over windward and mountain sections, with a 50 percent chance of precipitation; leeward areas are expected to be partly cloudy with isolated showers at night.

High temperatures are expected to fall between 82 and 87 degrees with lows between 69 to 74. Winds are expected to be from the northeast, 15 to 20 mph.