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Kahului sets more record temperatures

Kahului set a record for the hottest temperature three days in a row and came 2 degrees shy of breaking the record again on Tuesday.

Temperatures reached 92 degrees on Tuesday, just below the record high of 93 degrees for the date, set on May 21, 1953.

Before Tuesday, Kahului had set records three days in a row. On Saturday, temperatures hit 91 degrees, breaking the previous record high for the date of 90 degrees, set on May 18, 2007. On Sunday, temperatures reached 92 degrees, breaking the previous record of 89 degrees, set on May 19, 2008. Then on Monday, temperatures soared to 93 degrees, breaking the previous record of 91 set on May 20, 1978, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the heat index, which measures how hot the air feels with humidity factored in, it actually felt closer to 96 degrees at the hottest point of the day, shortly before 2 p.m. Monday.

Today’s weather in Kahului is predicted to be mostly sunny, with a high near 92 (and heat index values as high as 96) and a low around 65. Isolated showers are expected after 1 p.m., with a chance of precipitation at 20 percent. A north-northeast wind around 11 mph is also predicted.