Kahului hits record-high temperatures

The Maui News

Kahului reached record-high temperatures over the weekend, hitting 91 degrees Saturday and 92 degrees Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday’s temperature broke the previous record high for the date of 90 degrees set on May 18, 2007. The record low was 59 degrees on May 18, 1972. According to the heat index, which measures how hot the air feels with humidity factored in, it actually felt like 93 degrees shortly before 2 p.m. in Kahului.

Meanwhile, Sunday’s heat broke the previous record high of 89 degrees for the date set on May 19, 2008. The record low was 57 degrees on May 19, 1985. According to the heat index, it actually felt like 94 degrees in Kahului when the record was set shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday.

The rest of the week is expected to be just as hot in Kahului, with highs nearing 90 today through Saturday. Today’s weather is predicted to be mostly sunny, with a high near 90 (and heat index values as high as 95) and a low around 68. Southwest winds of around 8 mph are expected to become northeast winds in the morning.