MONTHLY WEATHER SUMMARY – AUGUST 2018

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of August 2018 was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average relative humidities and above average

05 September 2018

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of  August 2018 was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average relative humidities and above average wind speed.

The mean temperature of the month was 35.5°C which is 1.5°C above the long-term normal for August. Note that the highest mean monthly temperature ever recorded in Bahrain for August was 36.6°C which occurred on August 2017.

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 39.6°C which is 1.8°C above the long-term normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 44.5°C which occurred on the 5th of August at Bahrain International Airport. Note that the highest temperature ever recorded in Bahrain for August was 45.7°C which occurred on 9th August 1993.

The highest temperature recorded in the month at Durrat Al Bahrain was 45.6°C on the 5th and 7th of August.

During the month Bahrain had 11 days with maximum temperature exceeding 40°C.

The mean minimum temperature of the month was 32.4°C which is 1.9°C above the long-term normal. The lowest temperature recorded was 30.4°C set on the 28th of August at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 27.6°C on the 21st of August at Durrat Al Bahrain.

The mean relative humidity for August was 52% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 71% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 31%.

Although the temperatures were above normal, the relative humidities were well below normal except in some days due to persisted of shamal winds.

The Shamal winds affecting the Kingdom throughout the month of August with short breaks on few days and accounted 40% with gusts reaching 32 knots on the 1st and 13th of August at Bahrain International Airport but reached 37 knots on the 13th of August at Durrat Al Bahrain.

Dust affected the Kingdom of Bahrain on the 13th of August reduced the visibility to 1500 meters at Bahrain International Airport.

Civil Aviation
  • 8,087Total Aircraft Movement, Jun 2019
  • 811,884Total Passengers, Jun 2019
  • 22,465Total Cargo and Mail, Jun 2019
  • 983,096Monthly ridership, Nov 2019
  • 51,255,130Total Passengers (Feb 2015-Nov 2019)
  • 53,354General Cargo, August 2019
  • 37,394Container Throughput, August 2019
  • 80Total Vessels, August 2019
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network

 

 

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