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Hawaiian islands experiencing record high temperatures

HONOLULU — Hawaii has experienced record high temperatures since the start of June.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that temperatures reached above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) seven times between June 4 and 9.

Officials say the temperatures have either tied or surpassed previous records in Honolulu on Oahu and Kahului on Maui.

A National Weather Service forecaster says the temperatures are likely from higher than normal water temperatures combined with lighter trade winds.

Honolulu was up to 90 degrees (32 Celsius) Saturday, tying a 1997 record, and 92 degrees (33 Celsius) Monday.

Officials report a streak of high temperatures for Kahului, which on May 22 reached 96 degrees (36 Celsius), a record for that month.

Officials say temperatures in Kahului reached 95 degrees (35 Celsius) twice in the days afterward.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

The Associated Press