May 2nd hottest since records began in Bahrain
Manama, June 9, 2014
Last month was Bahrain's second hottest May since records began in 1902.
The highest temperature recorded last month was 45.1C on May 28, the Transportation Ministry's Meteorological Directorate said in a statement.
It recorded a mean temperature of 32.4C last month, which is 2.6C above normal and second only to May 2012 - when the mean temperature peaked at 32.8C, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The mean maximum temperature was 37.2C, which is the third highest since May 1946 - exceeded only by 37.3C in 2007 and 37.9C in 2012.
"The maximum temperatures were above normal during the month except in a few days," said the Meteorological Directorate.
"The highest temperature recorded in the month was 45.1C set on May 28 due to the warm southwesterly to westerly winds."
Five days last month exceeded 40C, while the mean minimum temperature was 28.7C - the second highest for May since 1946.
Last month was also the sunniest May since 1968.
However, humidity was down with a mean relative humidity of 39 per cent - the lowest for May since 1955 and equalling 2012. - TradeArabia News Service