Bahrain: Last month was unusually hot

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Bahrain’s Meteorological Directorate (BMD)’s has revealed that June 2017 was warmer than normal with below average relative humidity.

The mean temperature of the month was 34.5 degrees Celsius which is 2.1 degrees Celsius above the long-term normal and goes on record as the sixth highest mean monthly temperature for June since 1902. This is the same as June 2010 and 2016 but cooler than June 2009 which was 35.2 degrees Celsius, June 1999 which was 35.1 degrees Celsius, June 1998 which was 34.8 degrees Celsius, June 2012 which was 34.7 degrees Celsius and June 2011 which was 34.6 degrees Celsius.

The highest temperature ever recorded for June was 46.6 degrees Celsius which occurred on the 20th of June 2010.

Fog was reported on the 15th of June which reduced visibility to 100 meters at Bahrain International Airport. This phenomenon has not occurred since June 1976 where fog was reported on the 16th of June 1976 which reduced visibility to 600 meters at Bahrain International Airport and 300 meters at Manama.

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