The Maui News - For the half-year, more than half of Maui County gauges have recorded data in the below-average range. On the leeward side, Kihei recorded 2.21 inches for the half year--32 percent of normal.
Rainfall totals in the windward areas of Maui County in June were above their averages, but in leeward areas precipitation collected fell below averages.
Pu'u Kukui in the windward area of the West Maui Mountains, one of the wettest places in the world, has a six-month total of 138.83 inches (73 percent of average)--highest in the county and the second highest in the state.
The leeward slopes of the West Maui Mountains recorded the driest June since data collection began in 1991. Also on the drier side were Pukalani, Kaupo Gap and Waikapu.
Kahului, Kula and Kahakuloa logged above average rainfall for the month.