LIHUE — While Kauai residents took precautionary measures last week in preparation for tropical weather resulting from Hurricane Ana, they did so in record-breaking heat.
At the Lihue Airport, the temperature reached a high of 88 degrees on Thursday, breaking the previous record of 87 degrees set in 1981.
And the heat wave, which a National Weather Service forecaster in Honolulu said is mainly the result of warm ocean temperatures, was felt all week.
Since Oct. 10, the temperature at the airport tied or broke the record five out of seven days.
The 87-degree high on Oct. 10 tied the record from 1984. On Sunday, a high of 86 tied the record from 1981.
Record temperature were also set on Oct. 14 (87 degrees, breaking the record of 86 in 1991) and Oct. 15. (87 degrees, breaking the record of 86 in 1981).