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The heat is on: new record highs set at Lihue, Kahului and Hilo

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The first day of July was a hot one in the islands, with record high temperatures set in Lihue, Kahului and Hilo. 

According to the National Weather Service office in Honolulu, Lihue recorded a high temperature of 89 degrees, which broke the old record of 87 set in 1982. It also tied the record for the warmest July day in Lihue, last set in July 7, 1981, and July 12, 1979.

Kahului's high temperatures of 92 degrees broke the old record of 91 set in 1980.

Unofficially, Hilo's high temperature of 88 degrees beat the old record of 87 set in 1967.

Temperatures are expected to remain on the warm side, mostly in the upper 80s. Winds will remain light and variable through Friday, with light trade winds returning slowly through the holiday weekend to bring some relief.

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