MONTHLY WEATHER SUMMARY –FEBRUARY 2021
The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of February 2021 was warmer than normal in temperatures and below-average precipitation.
The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of February 2021 was warmer than normal in temperatures and below-average precipitation.The mean temperature of the month was 19.7°C which is 1.3°C above the long-term normal for February and this goes on record as the fourth-highest mean monthly temperature for February since 1902. This is the same as February 1960 and exceeded by February 1963 with a record of 21.5°C, February 1999 and 2010 with a record of 20.4°C and February 1979, 2015 and 2018 with a record of 19.8°C.The mean maximum temperature of the month was 22.9°C which is 0.9°C above the long-term normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 28.2°C which occurred on the 18th February at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 29.5°C on the 15th February and at Bahrain International Circuit.The mean minimum temperature of the month was 17.1°C which is 1.7°C above the long-term normal and this goes on record as the fifth-highest mean minimum temperature for February since 1946. Note that the highest mean monthly minimum temperatures recorded in Bahrain for February was 18.3°C occurred in 1963.The lowest temperature recorded was 15.1°C set on the 26th February at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 11.6°C on the 1st February at Durrat Al Bahrain.Note that the lowest temperature recorded at Bahrain International Airport for February was 7.2°C which occurred on 11th February 1949 and 8th February 1950.The mean relative humidity for February was 69% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 82% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 53%. The maximum relative humidity was 94% recorded on the 17th February and the minimum relative humidity was 29% recorded on the 15th.A total of 2.4 mm of precipitation was reported in February 2021 at Bahrain International Airport. Trace amounts were recorded on the 18th, 19th and 25th February. Note that the long-term mean total precipitation for February is 13.0 mm and the highest monthly rainfall ever recorded during February at Bahrain International Airport was 106.8 mm which occurred in 1988.The total monthly precipitation recorded for February 2021 at Sitra Island was 3.8 mm whereas the total precipitation at King Fahad Causeway was 1.8 mm, at Bahrain International Circuit was 1.0 mm and at Durrat Al Bahrain was 0.2 mm.The Mean wind speed for February was 10 knots. The prevailing wind was 51% from the Northwest direction. Gust winds reached 30 knots on the 25th February at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 33 knots on the 18th February at King Fahad Causeway.Fog affected the Kingdom on the 17th February. Visibility dropped to 100 meters at Bahrain International Airport.
Last Updated Date:12-09-2021