Severe drought expected to spread to Big Island

Severe drought expected to spread to Big Island

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Weather experts expect severe drought to spread to the Big Island as summer continues.

West Hawaii Today reports a wet spring has kept the Big Island from experiencing severe drought conditions like those in parts of Maui and Kauai.

Some areas of Hawaii County are listed as abnormally dry by the National Drought Monitor.

National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Kodama is based in Honolulu and says as El Nino progresses, Hawaii Island will likely develop dry weather similar to what's being felt in other counties in the state.

He said this isn't likely to end with the wet season, which runs from October to April.

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