Monthly Weather Summary - October 2021

The Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of October 2021 was slightly warmer than normal in temperatures and above-average wind speed

7 November 2021

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of  October 2021 was slightly warmer than normal in temperatures and above-average wind speed.

The mean temperature of the month was 30.6°C which is 0.7°C above the long-term normal for October and this goes on record as the seventh-highest mean temperature for October since 1902. Note that the highest mean monthly temperature for October was 32.1°C recorded in 2019.

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 34.0°C which is the same as the long-term normal. Note that the highest mean monthly maximum temperature for October was 35.9°C recorded in 2019.

During the month Bahrain had 8 days with a maximum temperature exceeded 35°C. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 38.4°C which occurred on the 1st October at Bahrain International Airport. Note that the highest temperature recorded for October at Bahrain International Airport was 42.8°C which occurred on 1st October 2001.

The highest temperature recorded in October was at Bahrain International Circuit which was 41.9°C on the 1st October 2021 and at Durrat Al Bahrain which was 40.9°C on the same day.

The mean minimum temperature of the month was 27.8°C which is 1.4°C above the long-term normal and this goes on record as the fifth-highest mean minimum temperature since 1946. Note that the highest mean monthly minimum temperature for October was 29.6°C recorded in 2019.

The lowest temperature recorded was 25.1°C on the 28th October at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 21.4°C on the 27th October at Durrat Al Bahrain. 

The mean relative humidity for October was 61% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 76% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 43%. The maximum relative humidity was 87% recorded on the 16th and 31st October and the minimum relative humidity was 19% recorded on the 1st October.  

No precipitation was reported in October. Note that the long-term mean total precipitation for October is 0.9 mm and the highest monthly rainfall recorded during October at Bahrain International Airport was 19.9 mm which occurred in 2018. 
    
October 2021 was the eighth sunniest October since the sunshine records began in 1968. The total hours of sunshine for the month was 322.9 hours. Note that the highest monthly total hours of sunshine for October was 331.3 hours recorded in 2020. 

The Mean wind speed for October was 9 knots. The prevailing wind was 42% from the Northwest direction. Gust winds reached 29 knots on the 19th October at Bahrain International Airport. The Easterly to Southeasterly winds accounted for 20% of the observation.

Haze was reported on the 8th October. Visibility dropped to 2000 meters at Bahrain International Airport

Civil Aviation

Last Updated Date:10-11-2021

  • 41,035Total Aircraft Movement in FIR , Jul 2022
  • 681,599Total Passengers, Jul 2022
  • 16,721Total Cargo and Mail, Jul 2022
  • 28,866Monthly Ridership, Aug 2022
  • 73,598,769Total Passengers (Feb 2015 – Aug 2022)
  • 77,028General Cargo, Aug 2022
  • 32,398Container Throughput, Aug 2022
  • 52Total Vessels, Aug 2022
  • 100Percentage of Population covered by 5G Network (2022)
  • 83Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)
  • 100Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)

 

 

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