Heat wave continues with record-setter

Kahului set another record high temperature on Wednesday, this time at 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. It broke the old record of 92 degrees set in 2014.

If the preliminary data is verified by the National Weather Service, it would be the hottest day in May ever recorded in Kahului. It fell just one degree short of tying the all-time high of 97, set on Aug. 31, 1994, and equaled on Aug. 22, 2015.

Record heat has now been recorded four of the last five days.

On Tuesday, Kahului topped off at 92 degrees, just shy of the record high of 93 degrees set in 1953.

On Saturday, it was 91 degrees, Sunday it was 92 degrees and on Monday it was 93 degrees, all record highs for the dates.

Today’s forecast is sunny, with a high near 92 degrees, but with a heat index value as high as 98 degrees, or how hot the air feels with humidity factored in.

A northeast wind 9 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 18 mph, is predicted.


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