Honolulu hits 92 degrees, with light winds, more heat for the holiday weekend

Courtesy Terry Reis
Courtesy Terry Reis

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Keep the fan and sunscreen handy. You're going to need them for the Fourth of July weekend.

Light trade winds are building back in, but they won't be strong enough to provide a lot of relief from this week's record-breaking heat. In fact, more records were tied or broken Friday, with Honolulu's high of 92 degrees breaking the old record of 90 set in 2005. Kahului set a new record high of 93 degrees, breaking the old record of 92 set way back in 1949. Lihue topped out at 87 degrees, tying the record high set in 1974.

Trades of 5 to 10 miles per hour are in the forecast for Saturday and may speed up just a little for Sunday. The light trades will allow for afternoon sea breezes and clouds to form, but no substantial rainfall is expected. Daytime highs will range from the upper 80s to the lower 90s, with warm overnight lows in the mid to upper 70s.

Longer term, trade winds are likely to increase a bit more by Tuesday and Wednesday. Intensifying high pressure north of the state could bring even stronger trades for the second half of next week.

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