Third hottest July recorded this year
Manama, August 7, 2014
Last month was Bahrain’s third hottest July since records began, with an average temperature of 35.7C.
Only 2012 and 2010 had hotter Julys, with an average temperature of 36C and 35.8C respectively, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The hottest day last month was July 11, when temperatures soared to 42C brought on by warm north-westerly to northerly winds.
In total, seven days had a maximum temperature that exceeded 40C, according to the statistics released by the Transportation Ministry’s Meteorological Directorate.
Meanwhile, the average minimum temperature for the month was 32.7C, which goes on record as the highest for July since 1946 – beating the old record of 32.6C set in 2010.
The lowest temperature recorded all month was 30.8C on July 6.
Last month was also the second sunniest month, with 376 hours of sunshine, since sunshine records began in 1968 – but the record is still held by July 1974, which had 377.8 hours of sunshine. - TradeArabia News Service