Weather service: November rains broke records on Oahu, Maui

Weather service: November rains broke records on Oahu, Maui

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - November's rains were record-breaking.

Parts of Oahu and Maui saw record-high rainfall totals, while other spots tied records set in 1996.

That's according to the National Weather Service, which said in its monthly rain report that much of the state saw bouts of heavy rain in November bookended by tradewind weather.

Rain gauges at Moanalua Stream, Manoa's Lyon Arboretum, and Upper Nuuanu saw record rainfall totals.

Moanalua got 19 inches of rain, three times the average.

Lyon Arboretum and Upper Nuuanu got 29 and 22 inches, respectively, both twice the average.

Meanwhile, Mililani, Palisades, Waipio, Kunia, Palolo and Kahuku saw their highest rainfall totals since 1996.

On Maui, record rainfall was recorded at the Pukalani and Haiku gauges.

Meanwhile, on Hawaii Island, South Hilo, Puna and Kau had the wettest November since 2000.

Rain on Kauai didn't break any records in November, but most of the island saw above average rainfall totals.

The wettest spot in the state – Kauai's Mount Waialeale – saw 36 inches of rain in November, which is about average. So far this year, Mount Waialeale has gotten 315 inches of rain, or 86 percent of average.

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