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Third consecutive day of record heat

Tuesday was 95 degrees, topped old high by 2 degrees

The Maui News

The heatwave continued Tuesday with a record high temperature of 95 degrees, the third consecutive day of historically high heat at Kahului Airport, the National Weather Service said.

The old record of 93 degrees for the day was set in 1995.

It was actually a little cooler than Monday’s 97 degrees, which tied the all-time high ever recorded. It hit 97 degrees on July 29, as well.

The Maui News reported a lower Monday temperature in a story on Page A1 on Tuesday. The weather service revised its preliminary report in the late afternoon Monday in announcing the record high, which obliterated the previous high for the day of 94 degrees set in 1996.

On Sunday, a record high temperature of 94 degrees was set at Kahului Airport, breaking the old record of 92 degrees established in 1977.

Another hot day is forecast today with high temperatures between 89 and 94 degrees with overnight lows between 72 and 78 degrees, the weather service said. A sunny and breezy day is expected with northeast winds up to 20 mph.

Typical trade wind weather should prevail through Thursday with unstable conditions developing Friday and through the weekend, the weather service said. There will be increased chances for heavy showers.

Also churning in the Pacific, Kiko, which was downgraded to a tropical storm, was 2,035 miles east-southeast of Kahului at 5 p.m. Tuesday. It was packing 50 mph winds and moving southwest at 5 mph.

The system was expected to begin strengthening late today and could become a hurricane again late Friday, the weather service said.