Record high temperature logged

A record high temperature of 91 degrees was logged May 17, two degrees higher than the previous record, and offers a reminder of a heatwave that began in mid-May last year.

The previous high temperature for the day was 89 degrees set in 2008.

Last year, temperatures surpassed 90 degrees most of the days from late spring through fall and even reached the record high temperature for any day — 97 degrees — twice. There were 106 record or record-tying days in 2019 at Kahului Airport.

The 90-plus degree weather began in mid-May, topping off at 96 degrees for the month on May 26.

The forecast for today calls for high temperatures between 82 and 91 degrees. Low temperatures are expected to fall to 67 degrees.

Today should be partly sunny and breezy with isolated showers in the morning. Northeasterly winds should blow up to 20 mph, and there is a 20 percent chance of rain.

* This story includes a correction from the original published Wednesday, May 27, 2020.


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