Above average rain in May unlikely to ease dry season concerns

On May 10, a man stands under an awning on Mamo Street in downtown Hilo as water rushes down the road during a thunderstorm and heavy rain. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

“The first month of the 2024 dry season started with a week of trade winds and rainfall mostly linked to the east-facing windward shores. That was the end of the dry conditions.”