It's not officially summer, but the heat sure makes it feel like it is

It's not officially summer, but the heat sure makes it feel like it is

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - If you've been sweating a little more while outdoors, you're not alone. Days are getting hotter in Honolulu.

A weather record was tied Thursday as the thermometer soared in the high heat.

It was the first day of 2018 where Honolulu recorded a high of 90 degrees.

The last time Honolulu hit 90 on June 14 was in 2005.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say the average high for this day usually lingers around 87 degrees.

On the flip side, the heat was accompanied with steady trade winds. Easterly winds were dominant throughout most of the day for parts of the state, ranging from 10 to 20 mph.

Winds on Hawaii Island however remain soft and scrambled, decreasing the air quality and increasing the spread of vog.

Summer doesn't officially start until June 21, but Thursday's record-tying heat could be an indication of a hot summer season.

In the coming days, it could even get warmer as trade winds slowly fade and a slight increase in moisture moves in to the islands. That means the weather won't only be hot, but muggy as well.

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