Bahrain records hottest March since 1902

Hottest month
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March 2018 was the hottest March ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902, the Meteorological Directorate said in its monthly weather summary report.

The month was also the sunniest March since records of hours of sunshine began to be kept in 1968. In March this year, Bahrain received 324.3 hours of sunshine. The old record was 285.2 hours in March 2008.

The mean temperature in the month was 24.6 degrees Celsius, 3.6 degrees above the long-term normal. The old record was 24.2C in March 1969.

The mean maximum temperature was 29.6C, 4.9 degrees above the long-term normal and went on record as the highest mean maximum temperature in March since 1946. The old record was 28.8C in March 1969 and 2008.

The mean minimum temperature in the month was 20.7C, 2.9 degrees above the long-term normal, and went on record as the highest mean minimum temperatures for the month of March since 1946.

The lowest temperature recorded was 15.5C on March 2 at Durrat Al Bahrain.


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