Rain percolates in Kona coffee belt, not so much elsewhere

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  • Coffee cherry grows in Kealakekua, which saw record rainfall in May. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

For much of May, most of Hawaii Island’s rain gauges were measuring near- to below-average amounts of rainfall, as the National Weather Service in Honolulu predicted in its dry season outlook for May through September.