High temperatures tie Kahului records

The 92-degree high temperatures on Monday and Tuesday at Kahului Airport tied the high temperature marks for each day, the National Weather Service reported.

Monday’s high temperature tied the old record set in 2006. Tuesday’s high temperature tied the mark set in 1953, 1970 and 1984.

The heat index, which is what it actually feels like with the humidity, was 100 degrees at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Trade winds are expected to remain light for the next few days due to a high-pressure ridge a few hundred miles north of the state, the weather service said. Winds will become lighter by the weekend as a front approaches from the northwest. Showers will favor interior and leeward areas in the afternoon with some passing showers possible in windward areas.

The Maui County forecast for today is mostly cloudy with scattered showers during the day over windward and mountain areas and rain likely at night. High temperatures will range form 87 to 92 degrees with low temperatures between 73 and 78 degrees. Easterly winds are expected to blow 15 to 20 mph.

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