Last month was the hottest July ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902, equaling July 2017 in mean temperatures, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate has said.
“The mean temperature of the month was 36.9°C, 3.0°C above the long-term normal for July and this goes on record as the highest mean temperatures for July since 1902,” the directorate said in its monthly weather summary.
The mean maximum temperature of the month was 41.8°C, 3.8°C above the long-term normal and this goes on record as the second highest mean temperatures for July since 1946. The highest mean monthly maximum temperature for July was 42.1°C recorded in 2017.
During the month Bahrain had 23 days with maximum temperature that exceeded 40°C, going on record as the highest number of days with maximum temperature that exceeded 40°C for July since 1946. The old record was 22 days recorded in July 2002 and 2017.