Monthly Weather Summary – July 2022
THe month of July 2022 was slightly warmer than normal in temperatures with below average wind speed
The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of July 2022 was slightly warmer than normal in temperatures with below average wind speed.
The mean temperature of the month was 35.4°C which is 0.3°C above the long-term normal for July and this goes on record as the ninth highest mean temperature for July since 1902. This is the same as in July 2008 and 2011. Note that the highest mean monthly temperature for July was 36.9°C recorded in 2017 and 2020.
The mean maximum temperature of the month was 39.2°C which is 0.5°C below the long-term normal. Note that the highest mean monthly maximum temperature for July was 42.1°C recorded in 2017.
During the month Bahrain had 10 days with a maximum temperature exceeded 40°C. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 43.3°C which occurred on the 19th July at Bahrain International Airport. Note that the highest temperature recorded for July at Bahrain International Airport was 47.4°C which occurred on 15th July 2000 and 13th July 2010.
The highest temperature recorded in the month at Bahrain International Circuit was 46.3°C and at Durrat al Bahrain was 44.9°C which was recorded on the 19th July 2022.
The mean minimum temperature of the month was 32.7°C which is 1.3°C above the long-term normal and this goes on record as the fourth highest mean minimum temperature for July since 1946. This is the same as in July 2014 and 2018. Note that the highest mean monthly minimum temperature for July was 33.6°C recorded in 2020.
The lowest temperature recorded was 31.6°C on the 5th and 8th July at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 28.5°C on the 5th July at Durrat Al Bahrain.
The mean relative humidity for July was 57% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 73% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 37%. The maximum relative humidity was 89% recorded on the 8th July and the minimum relative humidity was 15% recorded on the 4th July.
The total hours of sunshine for the month were 315.7 hours. Note that the highest monthly total hours of sunshine for July was 377.8 hours recorded in 1974.
The temperatures were well below normal on the last five days of the month due to the cloudy conditions which were covering the Kingdom on these days and the rain showers associated.
Only trace amounts of precipitation were recorded on 27th, 28th, and 29th July at the Bahrain International Airport. A thundery shower was reported at Durrat Al Bahrain on the 28th July which produced daily total precipitation of 2.4 mm.
Heavy rain showers associated with Thunderstorms affected the kingdom on 29th July accumulating in less than an hour with total precipitation of 41.6 mm at the University of Bahrain, 19.2 mm at AlBudaiya, and 6.0 mm at Bahrain International Circuit
This unsettled weather condition occurs in the summer due to the approach of tropical low-pressure formation lines on the southern regions of the Arabian Peninsula and the Arabian Sea, which caused unstable weather and thundery showers accompanied by strong gust wind over some areas. Climate statistics indicate that in July Last year, the Kingdom of Bahrain was affected by these troughs, especially in its southern areas, where thundery showers were reported, which are unusual weather phenomena at this time of the year.
The Mean wind speed for July was 8 knots. The prevailing wind was 42% from the East to Southeast direction. Northwesterly winds accounted for 20% of the observation. Gust winds reached 28 knots on the 1st July at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 32 knots on the same day at Durrat Al Bahrain.
Dust was reported on the 3rd July. Visibility dropped to 3500 meters at Bahrain International Airport.
Last Updated Date:28-09-2022