Hawaii heat wave continues to break June temperature records

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Updated: Jun. 20, 2019 at 5:20 AM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii heat wave has continued to set record high temperatures through June.

News organizations reported Wednesday that temperatures this week matched or exceeded previous records.

National Weather Service forecasters say temperatures in Honolulu are expected to reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) Thursday.

The weather service recorded a high of 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33 Celsius) in Honolulu Tuesday, breaking the record of 90 for the date in 1995.

Record high temperatures of 90 and higher have also continued this week on Maui.

Officials say that since May 16, Maui has seen 18 record-setting or record-tying high temperature days, including 96 degrees Fahrenheit (36 Celsius) on May 26 at the Kahului Airport.

Officials say 27 records were either set or matched in May in Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo, and Lihue.

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