More Record High Temperatures Set in Hilo in April
by Dave Smith
It’s definitely shaping up to be a warm April on the Big Island, as two more record temperatures have been set at its county seat of Hilo.
The National Weather Service’s thermometer at Hilo’s airport reached 86 degrees on both Monday and Tuesday, breaking the previous records of 85 degrees for April 22 and 23. Both of the old records were set in 1965.
And the weather service said the warm weather is expected continue through the weekend. The forecast is for mostly sunny skies and easterly breezes with the highs expected between 80 and 85 degrees.
That makes five new record temperatures set for dates in April – four highs and a low.
New highs were also set on April 14, when it soared to 87 degrees, and on April 7, when it reached 84 degrees.
The other record occurred on April 2 when the temperature dipped to 58 degrees, the lowest ever recorded at the airport for that date and also for the month of April.
The warmest temperature ever recorded in Hilo during the month of April was 89 degrees.