Record Temperature Set in Hilo Thursday
It doesn’t take a meteorologist to tell you how hot it has been in East Hawai`i over the past few days.
With temperatures in the upper 80’s all week, it’s no surprise that high temperatures reached record levels.
On Thursday, an 11-year-old mark was broken as the Hilo International Airport recorded a high temperature of 90 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, the previous high for Sept. 25 reached 87 degrees in 2003.
A day earlier, Hilo tied the high temperature reached for the date at 89 degrees, recorded just before 2:00 p.m. The last team the temperature reached 89 degrees on Sept. 24 was seven years earlier.
According to the National Weather Service, the forecast through the weekend calls for mostly sunny skies with showers before noon. Winds are scheduled to be light between 5 – 8 miles per hour. The high temperature is projected to reach between 84 – 85 degrees.
Other parts of the state has seen record-tying and record-breaking heat throughout the week. In Lihue, Kauai, Wednesday’s high of 87 degrees tied last year’s record temperature. On Tuesday, the 88 degree high tied the mark set back in 2003.
On Maui, the high recorded in Kahului at 92 degrees Monday tied a 21-year-old record. The NWS recorded a temperature of 93 degrees a day prior, tying a mark set back in 1977.