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Hawaii Heat Wave Shattering Records

HONOLULU, HI – Tropically perfect Hawaii is experiencing devastatingly hot temperatures this June. In fact, throughout the month so far, it’s set all kinds of heat related records. And overly hot conditions are not what people have come to expect with Hawaii.

On Wednesday several news organizations reported that Hawaii temperatures matched previous heat index records. Furthermore, in many places in Hawaii the scorching temps far exceeded existing records.

And today, National Weather Service forecasters are predicting temperatures in Honolulu will hit the 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius) Fahrenheit mark. These temps are becoming commonplace and are astonishing the people of Honolulu who’ve come to count on more temperate conditions.

On Tuesday the local weather service recorded a temperature of 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33 Celsius) in Honolulu. This busted the previous record of 90 degrees Farhenheit for the same date. That record was achieved back in 1995.

Honolulu is not alone though. Maui also scored record high temperatures during the course of the week. Temps hovered near the low 90s’ throughout.

Local officials indicted that since May 16, Maui has experienced a total of 18 record-setting or record-tying days of heat. This includes a 96 degree Fahrenheit day (36 Celsius) that occurred on May 26. The temperature was recorded at the Kahului Airport.

Officials also note that 27 records were established or matched in the month of May in Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo, and Lihue. Unfortunately, this trend appears to be going nowhere based on the current data.

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