Jun 18, 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii, Has Set More Than a Dozen Record Highs in the Past Month

Honolulu, HI
USA
by
Chris Dolce
,
The Weather Channel
The orange boxes in the calendar above show the daily record highs that have been tied or broken in Honolulu June 1-16, 2019. Image: The Weather Channel
The orange boxes in the calendar above show the daily record highs that have been tied or broken in Honolulu June 1-16, 2019. Image: The Weather Channel

Honolulu, Hawaii, has experienced a string of record-breaking high temperatures since mid-May, including a tie of its all-time June high temperature earlier this month.

Monday marked the six-consecutive day Honolulu broke or tied a daily record high in records which date to 1890. Daily record highs have been set on 9 of the first 17 days in June, including a tie of the monthly record of 92 degrees on June 10.

Five additional daily record highs were tied or broken in the second half of May.

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Warmer-than-average sea-surface temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean are one factor in Hawaii's record-breaking temperatures since mid-May, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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Honolulu hasn't been the only city in the island chain to see record-breaking temperatures. Lihue on Kauai and Kahului on Maui have also broken several high temperature records since mid-May.

Kahului tied or set new daily records on 20 of 23 days from May 18 through June 9. This includes new all-time monthly record highs for May (96 degrees on May 22) and June (95 degrees on June 6-7). Weather records in Kahului date back to 1954.