August was fifth hottest on record
AUGUST was the fifth hottest month on record in Bahrain, it was confirmed yesterday.
The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) Meteorological Directorate said the mean temperature for the month was 35.5C, 1.5C above average. It was only exceeded by August 1998, which touched 36.5C, August 2000 at 35.8C, August last year at 35.7C, and August 1999 at 35.6C.
"The mean minimum temperature of the month was 32.3C, going on record as the third highest mean monthly minimum temperature for August and only exceeded by August 2010, which was 32.8C and August 1999 at 34.2C," said an official statement.
The maximum temperatures recorded were also above average during the month.
"The maximum temperature was 44.5C, set on August 5, while the minimum temperature recorded was on August 30 at 30.8C."
The CAA said maximum temperatures exceeded 40C on 10 days in the month.