Record Heat for 16th Day in a Row in Hawai‘i

June 28, 2019, 10:24 AM HST · Updated June 28, 10:24 AM
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By Wendy Osher

For the 16th consecutive day, temperatures have either tied or broken records at various locations across the state.

Here on Maui, there were a dozen record setting or tying days so far this month, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service. This included 95 degree temperatures in Kahului on June 6, 7, and 27.  There was also a 95 degree day on May 28, 2019.

There were only five days so far this month (through June 27) when temperatures did not tie or break old records in Hawaiʻi.

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Below is a list of record temperatures that were set or tied so far throughout the month of June:
*(Data courtesy National Weather Service / NOAA)

      • Thursday, June 27, 2019, a record high temperature of 87 degrees was recorded in Hilo, tying the old record set for the same day in 2017.  A record high temperature of 88 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 87 degrees set for the same day in 2017. A record high temperature of 95 degrees was set in Kahului, breaking the old record of 93 degrees set for the same day in 1981.
      • Wednesday, June 26, 2019, a record high temperature of 87 degrees was recorded in Hilo, tying the old record set for the same day in 2017.
      • Tuesday, June 25, 2019, a record high temperature of 88 degrees was set in Hilo, breaking the old record of 87 degrees set for the same day in 1969.  A record high temperature of 88 degrees was set at Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 1981.  A record high temperature of 92 degrees was set in Kahului, tying the old record set for the same day in 2017.
      • Monday, June 24, 2019, a record high temperature of 88 degrees was set at Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 1981.  A record high temperature of 93 degrees was set in Kahului, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set for the same day in 1969.
      • Sunday, June 23, 2019, a record high temperature of 94 degrees was set in Kahului, breaking the old record of 90 degrees set for that day in 1980.
      • Saturday, June 22, 2019, a record high temperature of 93 degrees was set in Kahului, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set for that day in 1980. Also on Saturday, the 87 degree temperature in Līhue, Kauaʻi tied the old record set for the same day in 1981.
      • Friday, June 21, 2019, a record high temperature of 88 degrees was tied at Hilo, Hawaiʻi, with the old record of 88 degrees set in 1969.
      • Thursday, June 20, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was tied at Honolulu, Oʻahu, with the old record of 90 degrees set in 2018.
      • Wednesday, June 19, 2019, a record high temperature of 92 degrees was set at Honolulu, Oʻahu, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set in 1987.
      • Tuesday, June 18, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Honolulu, Oʻahu, breaking the old record of 90 degrees set in 1995. Also on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, a record high temperature of 92 degrees was tied at Kahului, Maui, with the old record of 92 degrees set in 1969.
      • Monday, June 17, 2019, a record high temperature of 87 degrees was set at Hilo, Hawaiʻi, breaking the old record of 86 degrees set for the same day in 1995.  Also on Monday, June 17, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was tied at Honolulu, Oʻahu, with the old record set for the same day in 1995.  And in Kahului, a record high temperature of 94 degrees was set, breaking the old record of 93 degrees set for the same day in 1953.
      • Sunday, June 16, 2019, a record high temperature of 89 degrees was tied at Honolulu, Oʻahu, matching the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 2005.
      • Saturday, June 15, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Honolulu, Oʻahu, breaking the old record of 90 degrees set for the same day in 2018.
      • Friday, June 14, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was tied at Honolulu, Oʻahu, with the old record of 90 degrees set for the same day in 2018.
      • Thursday, June 13, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Honolulu, breaking the old record of 90 degrees set for the same day in 2015.
      • Wednesday, June 12, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Honolulu, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 1993.
      • Monday, June 10, 2019, a record high temperature of 92 degrees was set at Honolulu, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set for the same day in 1982.
      • Sunday, June 9, 2019, a record high temperature of 92 degrees was set at Kahului, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set for the same day in 1989.
      • Saturday, June 8, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was recorded at Kahului, tying the old record set for the same day in 1996.  A record high temperature of 90 degrees was also recorded at Honolulu, tying the old record set for the same day in 1997.
      • Friday, June 7, 2019, a record high temperature of 95 degrees was set in Kahului, breaking the old record of 90 degrees set for the same day in 2008.  A record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Honolulu, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 2005.
      • Thursday, June 6, 2019, a record high temperature of 95 degrees was set in Kahului, breaking the old record set of 91 degrees for the same day in 2007.
      • Tuesday, June 4, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Kahului, breaking the old record of 90 degrees set for the same day in 1996.

    Due to the dry weather Maui County officials urged Upcountry and Central Maui residents to cut back on their water usage. Local farmers said the dry season started earlier than usual this year and could affect their crops.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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