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Hottest September in Bahrain since 1902

MANAMA, October 9, 2017

The month of September goes on record as the hottest September ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902, said a report.

The mean temperature of the month was 34.6°C which is 2.2°C above the long-term normal and goes on record as the highest mean monthly temperature for September since 1902, breaking the old record of 34.5°C recorded in September 1998 and 2015, said a BNA report citing a monthly weather summary released by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate.

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 39.1°C, which is 2.6°C above the long term normal, and goes on record as the highest mean maximum temperature for September since 1946. The old record was 38.8°C in September 2015.

The highest temperature during the month was 44.1°C which was recorded on September 3 at Bahrain International Airport. This goes on record as the fourth highest maximum temperature for September since 1946 and which was only exceeded on the September 4, 2013 with a temperature of 45.5°C, September 2, 2016 at 45.3°C, and September 11, 2008 at 45.0°C, said the report.

During the month, Bahrain had 10 days with maximum temperatures exceeding 40°C.

The mean minimum temperature of the month was 30.9°C which is 2.3°C above the long-term normal and goes on record as the third highest mean minimum temperature for September since 1946 which is the same as September 2016 and only exceeded by September 2015 which was 31.5°C and September 2010 which was 31.0°C.

The lowest temperature was 28.0°C which was recorded on September 28 at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 26.1°C on September 26 at Durrat Al Bahrain.

The mean relative humidity for September was 60 per cent whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 76 per cent and the mean minimum relative humidity was 37 per cent, it said.

The prevailing wind was 38 per cent from east to south east direction with gusts reaching 20 knots on July 4 and 17 at Bahrain International Airport, and 22 knots on the July 17 at Durrat Al-Bahrain. Northwesterly to northerly winds accounted for 27 per cent of the observations.

Haze affected the Kingdom on September 16, which reduced visibility to 2,500 meters at the airport. - TradeArabia News Service - TradeArabia News Service




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