Bahrain sees hottest July
Manama, August 6, 2012
Last month was the hottest July on record in Bahrain, with a mean temperature of 36 deg C, which was 2.1 deg C above average, said Civil Aviation Affairs Meteorological Directorate officials.
It also broke the previous record of 35.8C, set in July 2010.
“July 2012 goes on record as the hottest July ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902,” said officials.
“The mean maximum temperature of the month was 40.5C, going on record as the fourth highest mean maximum temperature for July.
“This is the same as July 1996 and 2008 and is only exceeded by July 2002, which was 41.4C, July 2000, which was 41.3C and July 2004, which was 40.8C.”
The maximum temperatures were above normal last month with the highest being 44.8C, set on July 16. “There were 18 days with temperatures of 40C or more during the month,” they added. – TradeArabia News Service