Record Heat for 29 out of 30 Days in Hawai‘i

September 16, 2019, 12:23 PM HST · Updated September 17, 6:33 AM
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A record high temperature of 97 degrees was documented in Kahului on Monday, Sept. 16, breaking the old record of 94 degrees set for the same day in 1996 according to data compiled by the National Weather Service.

It’s the second day in a row of record breaking heat on the Valley Isle and the fifth time this month that record breaking or record tying temperatures have been reported on Maui.  A record high temperature of 94 degrees was documented in Kahului on Sunday, Sept. 15, breaking the old record of 92 degrees set for the same day in 1977 according to the NWS.

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Here on Maui, there were a total of five record setting or tying days over the month-long period (from Aug. 17 to Sept. 16), according to data compiled by the National Weather Service. This included 95 degree temperatures in Kahului on Sept. 1; 94 degrees on Sept. 15; 97 degrees on Sept. 16; 93 degrees on Sept. 9; and 92 degrees on Sept. 5, 2019.

Over the course of the last 30 days, there was only one day when temperatures did not tie or break old records in Hawaiʻi, and that was on Aug. 22, 2019.

Below is a list of record temperatures that were set or tied so far over the last 29 days (with Kahului records marked in bold): *(Data courtesy National Weather Service / NOAA)

  • Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, a record high temperature of 97 degrees was documented in Kahului on Monday, Sept. 16, breaking the old record of 94 degrees set for the same day in 1996. A record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 1959.
  • Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, a record high temperature of 94 degrees was recorded in Kahului, breaking the old record of 92 degrees set for the same day in 1977.  A record high temperature of 90 degrees was recorded in Hilo, tying the old record for the same day set in 1972.  A record high temperature of 93 degrees was recorded in Honolulu, tying the old record set in 1985.
  • Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, a record high temperature of 88 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 2017.
  • Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, a record high temperature of 88 degrees was recorded in Hilo, tying the old record set for the same day in 2013.
  • Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 2017.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 1959. A record high temperature of 92 degrees was recorded in Honolulu, tying the old record set for the same day in 1984.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 2017.  A record high temperature of 92 degrees was recorded in Honolulu, tying the old record set for the same day in 2009.
  • Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, a record high temperature of 92 degrees was set in Honolulu, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set for the same day in 2019.  A record high temperature of 90 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 1959. A record record high temperature of 93 degrees was recorded in Kahului, tying the old record set for the same day in 2004.
  • Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 2017. A record high temperature of 92 degrees was recorded in Honolulu, tying the old record set for the same day in 2004.
  • Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 2017.
  • Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 2017. A record high temperature of 93 degrees was recorded in Kahului, tying the old record set for the same day in 1984.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, a record high temperature of 92 degrees was set in Kahului, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set for the same day in 1996.  A record high temperature of 91 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 1936.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 1936.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, a record high temperature of 93 degrees was recorded in Honolulu, tying the old record set for the same day in 2005. A record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 1981.
  • Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 2016. A record high temperature of 93 degrees was recorded in Kahului, tying the old record set for the same day in 2014.
  • Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, a record high temperature of 95 degrees was recorded in Kahului, tying the old record set for the same day in 1968. A record high temperature of 89 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 2016.
  • Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, a record high temperature of 95 degrees was set in Honolulu, breaking the old record of 93 degrees set for the same day in 1984. A record high temperature of 91 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 2016. A record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Hilo, tying the old record set for the same day in 2015.
  • Aug. 30, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 1996.  A record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Hilo, tying the old record set for the same day in 2015.
  • Aug. 29, 2019, a record high temperature of 94 degrees was set in Honolulu, breaking the old record of 92 degrees set for the same day in 1997.  A record temperature of 90 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 1996.  A record temperature of 89 degrees was set in Hilo, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 2007.
  • Aug. 28, 2019, a record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 2013.
  • Aug. 27, 2019, a record high temperature of 92 degrees was recorded in Honolulu, tying the old record set for the same day in 2005.  A record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying  the old record set for the same day in 1981.  A record temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Hilo, tying the old record set for the same day in 2015.
  • Aug. 26, 2019, a record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying  the old record set for the same day in 1981.  A record high temperature of 88 degrees was recorded in Hilo, tying the old record set for the same day in 2007.
  • Aug. 25, 2019, a record high temperature of 91 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 1985.
  • Aug. 24, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 2016.
  • Aug. 23, 2019, a record high temperature of 93 degrees was set in Honolulu, breaking the old record of 92 degrees set for the same day in 1996.
  • Aug. 21, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 1987.
  • Aug. 20, 2019, a record high temperature of 90 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 89 degrees set for the same day in 2017.
  • Aug. 19, 2019, a record high temperature of 89 degrees was set in Hilo, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 2015.  A record high temperature of 89 degrees was set in Līhue, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set for the same day in 2018.
  • Aug. 18, 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 1974. A record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded in Līhue, tying the old record set for the same day in 2017.
  • Aug. 17, 2019, a record high temperature of 92 degrees was recorded in Honolulu, tying the old record set for the same day in 2018.
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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