Monthly Weather Summary - May 2022

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of May 2022 was slightly cooler than normal in temperatures with above average wind speed.

6 June 2022

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of May 2022 was slightly cooler than normal in temperatures with above average wind speed.

The mean temperature of the month was 30.6°C which is 0.5°C below the long-term normal for May. Note that the highest mean monthly temperature for May was 33.5°C recorded in 2021.

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 34.6°C which is 1.5°C below the long-term normal. Note that the highest mean monthly maximum temperature for May was 38.9°C recorded in 2021.

The highest temperature recorded during the month was 40.7°C which occurred on the 31st May at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 43.5°C on the 23rd May at Bahrain International Circuit. 

The mean minimum temperature of the month was 27.3°C which is 0.1°C above the long-term normal. Note that the highest mean monthly minimum temperature for May was 29.1°C recorded in 2012.

The lowest temperature recorded was 24.7°C on the 10th May at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 22.0°C on the 11th and 16th May at Durrat Al Bahrain.

The mean relative humidity for May was 43% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 61% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 28%. The maximum relative humidity was 82% recorded on the 16th May and the minimum relative humidity was 9% recorded on the same day.  

Only 0.8 mm of Precipitation was reported in May 2022 at Bahrain International Airport. Trace amounts were recorded on the 6th May.  Note that the long-term mean total precipitation for May is 0.5 mm and the highest monthly rainfall recorded during May at Bahrain International Airport was 12.7 mm which occurred in 1907. 

The total precipitation for May 2022 at King Fahad Causeway was 0.8 mm which was recorded on 7th May.

The total hours of sunshine for the month were 343.9 hours. Note that the highest monthly total hours of sunshine for May was 370.4 hours recorded in 2021.

The Mean wind speed for May was 12 knots. The prevailing wind was 61% from the Northwest direction. Gust winds reached 37 knots on the 14th May at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 42 knots on the 13th May at Durrat Al Bahrain. The Easterly to Southeasterly winds accounted for 10% of the observation.

During the month Bahrain had 11 days with dust and the visibility dropped to 5000 meters or less on these days and this goes on record as the highest number of days with dust for May since 1990. The old record was 10 days which was recorded in 2003 and 2010.

Thick dust was reported on the 17th and 23rd 

Civil Aviation

Last Updated Date:28-06-2022

  • 39,388Total Aircraft Movement in FIR , Oct 2021
  • 349,264Total Passengers, Oct 2021
  • 29,729Total Cargo and Mail, Oct 2021
  • 869,463Monthly Ridership, May 2022
  • 71,822,828Total Passengers (Feb 2015 – May 2022)
  • 114,898General Cargo, Oct 2021
  • 28,872Container Throughput, Oct 2021
  • 77Total Vessels, Oct 2021
  • 100Percentage of Population covered by 5G Network (2020)
  • 78Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2020)
  • 100Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2020)

 

 

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