Hawaii has broken or tied dozens of heat records since mid-May

Hawaii has broken or tied dozens of heat records since mid-May
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii has broken or tied 34 heat records since mid-May as warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures and light winds combine to send the mercury soaring.

And unfortunately, there’s not much relief in the short-term forecast.

Forecasters said tradewinds are expected to strengthen ever so slightly Tuesday, but aren’t likely to return to normal before the weekend.

In the meantime, it’s hot. Really hot.

In Honolulu on Monday, the thermometer hit 92, breaking a record of 91 degrees set in 1982.

Kahului has seen a big chunk of the heat records in recent weeks.

The latest happened Sunday when the high hit 92 degrees, breaking a record of 91 set in 1989.

On Friday, the temperature in Kahului was 95 degrees, which shattered the 2008 record of 90 degrees.

This story will be updated.

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