Forecast: Chilly temperatures come close to record lows across the state

Forecast: Chilly temperatures come close to record lows across the state

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Chilly temperatures overnight were very close to record lows across the state.

Lihue, Kauai tied their record of 56 that was set in 1998. Kahului got down to 57. Its record is 52 degrees set in 1970. Honolulu's coolest temp overnight was 61 degrees. Our record is 58 degrees from 1995 and 1948.

The cool, dry, northerly air will continue to flow over the islands through much of today. The afternoon high in Honolulu today will be only 78 degrees.

Very few showers are showing up on radar. The winds will slowly drop off and turn light and variable by tomorrow morning.

Surf is dropping today. The next big swell is expected Wednesday and this one shows promise to organizers of the Eddie Aikau big wave surfing competition. They have issued a Yellow Alert indicating there's a good possibility the waves will be big enough, good enough, long enough to hold the event.

Today's waves, according to the National Weather Service, are 12 to 16 feet for north shores, 7 to 11 feet for west shores, 3 to 5 feet for east shores, and 1 to 3 feet for south shores. A High Surf Advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday for north shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for almost all Hawaii waters.

- Dan Cooke

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