Record temps in Hilo seven out of 12 days this month

Temperatures in Hilo reached record highs three days in a row this week, continuing an unusually hot November.

According to National Weather Service data, Hilo’s temperatures reached 88 degrees Monday, 2 degrees warmer than the previous Nov. 11 record set in 2015.

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Likewise, temperatures Nov. 9 set another record high, reaching 89 degrees. The previous record was 86 degrees, set in 1977.

And while no new record was set Sunday, the high of 87 degrees tied with the record for Nov. 10, which was set in 1965.

The three days of record temperatures come a week after another string of record highs.

On Nov. 4, 5 and 6, Hilo temperatures all reached 87 degrees, which either matched or exceeded previous records for those days — Nov. 4 and 6 were tied with records set in 2015 and 2004, respectively, while Nov. 5 broke the previous record of 86 set in 2006.

Meanwhile, Nov. 2 broke another record at 90 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 87 set in 1993.

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A National Weather Service meteorologist explained last week that the higher temperatures correspond with warmer sea surface temperatures and weak trade winds.

The rest of the week might offer a slight respite, as the National Weather Service predicts highs in the low 80s and a moderate chance of daytime rain.

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