Monthly Weather Summary – August 2022
The month of August 2022 was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average wind speed.
The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of August 2022 was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average wind speed.
The mean temperature of the month was 36.3°C which is 1.2°C above the long-term normal for August and this goes on record as the fifth highest mean temperature for August since 1902. Note that the highest mean monthly temperature for August was 36.8°C recorded in 2021.
The mean maximum temperature of the month was 40.5°C which is 0.9°C below the long-term normal and this goes on record as the eighth highest mean maximum temperature for August since 1946. Note that the highest mean monthly maximum temperature for August was 41.8°C recorded in 2021.
During the month Bahrain had 18 days with a maximum temperature exceeded 40°C. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 43.7°C which occurred on the 15th August at Bahrain International Airport. Note that the highest temperature recorded for August at Bahrain International Airport was 45.7°C which occurred on 9th August 1993.
The highest temperature recorded in the month at Bahrain International Circuit was 46.1°C which was recorded on the 9th and 15th August and at Durrat Al Bahrain was 44.6°C which was recorded on the 9th August.
The mean minimum temperature of the month was 33.4°C which is 1.9°C above the long-term normal and this goes on record as the highest mean minimum temperature for August since 1946. This is the same as August 2021.
The lowest temperature recorded was 31.7°C on the 1st and 30th August at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 26.7°C on the 1st August at Durrat Al Bahrain.
The mean relative humidity for August was 57% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 74% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 36%. The maximum relative humidity was 88% recorded on the 12th and 13th August and the minimum relative humidity was 11% recorded on the 27th August.
August 2022 was the seventh sunniest month for all August’s since the sunshine records began in 1968. The total hours of sunshine for the month were 355.0 hours. Note that the highest monthly total hours of sunshine for August was 364.7 hours recorded in 2021.
Heavy rain showers associated with Thunderstorms were reported at Durrat Al Bahrain on the 1st August which produced daily total precipitation of 30.8 mm. Trace amount of precipitation was recorded on 10th August at the Bahrain International Airport.
This unsettled weather condition which occurred in August was due to the approach of tropical low-pressure formation lines on the southern regions of the Arabian Peninsula and the Arabian Sea, which caused unstable weather and thundery showers accompanied by strong gust wind over some areas. This weather phenomenon was almost similar to what happened in July 2022.
The Mean wind speed for August was 7 knots. The prevailing wind was 37% from the East direction. Gust winds reached 31 knots on the 1st August at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 38 knots at Durrat Al Bahrain and 32 knots at king Fahad Causeway on the same day. Northwesterly winds accounted for 11% of the observation.
Dust was reported on the 11th August. Visibility dropped to 2000 meters at Bahrain International Airport.
Last Updated Date:28-09-2022