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Record-setting heat streak is extended

The Maui News

Central Maui residents experienced another day of record-breaking heat Sunday as temperatures in Kahului reached 92 degrees, topping the record of 91 degrees set on the same date in 1989, according to the National Weather Service.

It was the fourth day in a row and the fifth so far this month that Kahului has tied or broken a record-high temperature. Kahului reached a record-high 91 degrees Tuesday (breaking the 1996 record of 90 degrees) and a record-high 95 degrees both Thursday and Friday (breaking the 2007 record of 91 degrees and the 2008 record of 90 degrees, respectively). It then tied the 1996 record of 91 degrees Saturday.

The 95-degree temperature broke the all-time high for the month of June. The previous record of 94 had been set in 1953.

Today’s forecast in Kahului calls for isolated showers before noon, but mostly sunny conditions, with a high near 92. East-northeast winds of 7 to 11 mph are also expected. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.