October weather summary: BMD

October weather summary: BMD

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of October 2015 goes on record as the hottest October ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature of the month was 31.7 C. This is 2.5 C above the long-term normal and goes on record as

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of October 2015 goes on record as the hottest October ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902.

The mean temperature of the month was 31.7 C. This is 2.5 C above the long-term normal and goes on record as the highest mean monthly temperature for October with the old record being 30.8 C recorded in October 2012 and 2014.

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 35.4 C. This goes on record as the third highest mean maximum temperatures ever recorded in Bahrain for the month of October since 1946 and is the same mean maximum temperature as October 1965 which was exceeded by October 2004 with a record of 36.3 C and October 2006 with a record of 35.6 C.

The highest temperature recorded in the month was 41.4 C which was on the 9th of October due to the warm southwesterly winds which dominated during that morning. This goes on record as the second highest maximum temperature for October since 1946. This is same temperature recorded on the 3rd of October in 1986 and exceeded by the temperature recorded on 1st of October in 2001 at 42.8 C. During the month Bahrain had 15 days with maximum temperatures exceeding 35 C.

The mean minimum temperature of the month was 28.9 C. This goes on record as the highest mean minimum temperature for October since 1946 which the old record being 28.2 C in October 2014.

The lowest temperature recorded was 26.4 C which was on the 20th of October at Bahrain International Airport.

The mean relative humidity for October was 61%, the maximum relative humidity was 77%, and the mean minimum relative humidity was 39%.

Only trace amounts of rain were recorded on the 17th of October at the airport. The long-term average for rainfall in October is 0.5 mm.

Shamal winds accounted for 36% of the observations with gusts reaching 34 knots on the 17th of October at Bahrain International Airport and 36% of the wind observed was prevailing from east to southeast direction.

Haze was reported on the 23rd of October where visibility dropped to 1200 meters at Bahrain International Airport.

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