Manama: The Meteorological Directorate (BMD) monthly weather summary said that the month of September 2017 goes on record as the hottest September ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902.
The mean temperature of the month was 34.6 C which is 2.2 C above the long-term normal and goes on record as the highest mean monthly temperature for September since 1902. This breaks the old record of 34.5 C which was recorded in September 1998 and 2015.
The mean maximum temperature of the month was 39.1 C which is 2.6 C above the long term normal and goes on record as the highest mean maximum temperature for September since 1946 with the old record being 38.8 C which was recorded in September2015.
The highest temperature during the month was 44.1 C which was recorded on the 3rd of September at Bahrain International Airport. This goes on record as the fourth highest maximum temperature for September since 1946 and which was only exceeded on the 4th of September 2013 with a temperature of 45.5 C, 2nd of September 2016 at 45.3 C, and 11th of September 2008 at 45.0 C.
During the month, Bahrain had 10 days with maximum temperatures exceeding 40 C.
The mean minimum temperature of the month was 30.9 C which is 2.3 C above the long-term normal and goes on record as the third highest mean minimum temperature for September since 1946 which is the same as September 2016 and only exceeded by September 2015 which was 31.5 C and September 2010 which was 31.0 C.
The lowest temperature was 28.0 C which was recorded on the 28th of September at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 26.1 C on the 26th of September at Durrat Al Bahrain.
The mean relative humidity for September was 60% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 76% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 37%.
The prevailing wind was 38% from east to south east direction with gusts reaching 20 knots on the 4th and 17th at Bahrain International Airport, and 22 knots on the 17th at Durrat Al-Bahrain. Northwesterly to northerly winds accounted for 27% of the observations.
Haze affected the Kingdom on 16th of September which reduced visibility to 2500 meters at the airport.
Source: Bahrain News Agency