April warmer than normal say experts
Manama, May 4, 2012
April was reported to be warmer than normal with the highest temperature recorded at nearly 40C, said Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs Meteorological Directorate.
The month registered below average wind speeds and relative rainfall with the lowest humidity reaching 64 per cent, breaking the old record set in April 2010 at 67 per cent.
Highest temperature recorded was 38.8C on April 29 due to warm southerly winds and the lowest was 18.5C on April 1.
Thunderstorms occurred on two days and rain fell on three days, amounting to 2.3mm of rainfall, said the directorate's statement.
The long-term average rainfall for April was 10mm and the highest monthly rainfall set in the same month was 69.9mm in 1969.
Meanwhile, light showers were also reported in Muharraq on April 4.
Bahrain had 14 days of dust haze as the minimum visibility dropped to 700 metres on April 12 at Bahrain International Airport.
It was due to unsettled weather conditions, which normally occur at this time of year and is locally known as Al Sarrayat.
The weather pattern extends up to mid-May due to fast movements of cold upper troughs crossing the Arabian Peninsula, which produce thunderstorms and gusty winds. – TradeArabia News Service
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