June sets new record for hottest month
Manama, July 6, 2011
Last month has gone on record as the fourth hottest June ever in Bahrain, with the average temperature for the month at 34.6C, 2.2C above the usual, said the kingdom’s Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) Meteorological Directorate.
"This goes on record as the fourth highest mean monthly temperature for June and is exceeded by June 2009, which was 35.2C," said a spokesman.
"The month also set new records for the highest average minimum temperature, at 31.6C, beating the old record of 31.3C, set in June last year.
"The maximum temperature of the month was 42C, set on June 1, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28.6C on June 25."
Our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News reported earlier that May this year was the hottest May in Bahrain since records began in 1902, with the average temperature of 32.2C being recorded at 2.4 degrees above the long-term normal. – TradeArabia News Service
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