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Hottest May for Bahrain in 100 years

Manama, June 6, 2011

Last month was the hottest May in Bahrain since records began more than 100 years ago, breaking the previous record of 31.9C set in May 2006 and matched in May 2009, said a senior official.

The month's mean temperature of 32.2C was 2.4 degrees above the long-term normal, added the Civil Aviation Affairs' Meteorological Directorate.

Maximum daily temperatures on most days last month were above the norm for May, said officials.

May 12th's high of 45.6C was its second highest-ever recorded temperature and was one of five days in the month when the temperature exceeded 40C, they added.

The 45.6C high was credited to warm south-westerly winds.

This May also recorded the lowest mean monthly relative humidity since records began in 1902. – TradeArabia News Service




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