MONTHLY WEATHER SUMMARY – JUNE 2016
The Meteorological Directorate, Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication had reported in their monthly weather summary,
June 2016 was warmer than normal with below average relative humidities and wind speed.
The mean temperature of the month was 34.5°C. This is 2.1°C above the long-term normal. This goes on record as the sixth highest mean monthly temperature for June since 1902. This is same as June 2010 and exceeded by June 2009 which was 35.2°C, June 1999 which was 35.1°C, June 1998 which was 34.8°C, June 2012 which was 34.7°C and June 2011 which was 34.6°C.
The mean maximum temperature of the month was 39.4°C. This goes on record as the fifth highest mean maximum temperature for June since 1946. This is same as June 1998 and exceeded by June 1999 which was 40.2°C, June 2009 which was 40.0°C, June 2006 which was 39.8°C and June 2003 which was 39.6°C.
The highest temperature recorded in the month was 44.1°C set on the 26th and 28th June at Bahrain International Airport. But recorded 48.4°C on the 28th June at Sitra Island.
During the month Bahrain had 11 days with maximum temperature which exceeded 40°C.
The mean minimum temperature of the month was 30.5°C. This goes on record as the sixth highest mean minimum temperature for June since 1946 and exceeded by June 2011 which was 31.6°C, June 2010 which was 31.3°C, June 2012 which was 31.2°C, June 2009 & 2015 which was 31.0°C and June 1979 & 2014 which was 30.8°C.
The lowest temperature recorded was 28.3°C set on the 16th June at Bahrain International Airport. But recorded 24.5°C on the 6th June at Durrat Al Bahrain.
The mean relative humidity for June was 41%. The mean maximum relative humidity for the month was 63% and the mean minimum relative humidity for June was 21%.
June 2016 was the third sunniest month for all June’s since the sunshine records began in 1968. The total hour of sunshine for the month was 366.2 hours and exceeded by June 1974 which was 369.8 hours and June 2014 which was 368.4 hours.
Shamal winds accounted 62% of the observation with gusts reached 32 knots on the 12th June at the Bahrain International Airport. But recorded 35 knots on the 21st June at Durrat Al Bahrain. This is due to the seasonal low pressure developed over central and southern parts of Pakistan and extended in to the Arabian Gulf leading to Shamal winds which is known locally as (Al-Barreh) which established on the 8th June.
Dust haze reported on the 17th June. Visibility dropped to 1500 meters at Bahrain International Airport.