May was Bahrain’s second hottest month since 1902

 May was Bahrain's second hottest month since 1902

May was Bahrain’s second hottest month since 1902

(Manama) – The Meteorological Directorate said May goes on record as the second hottest May ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902.

The mean temperature of the month was 32.6°C which s is 2.8°C above the long-term normal and goes on record as the second highest mean monthly temperature for May which was only exceeded by May 2012 at 32.8°C.

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 37.0°C which also goes on record as the sixth highest mean maximum temperature for May since 1946 which was only exceeded by May 2012 at 37.9°C, May 2015 at 37.4°C, May 2007 at 37.3°C, May 2014 at 37.2°C and May 2006 and 2008 at 37.1°C. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 40.8°C which was recorded on the 16th of May at Bahrain International Airport and d 43.6°C on the 30th of May at Durrat Al Bahrain.

During the month, Bahrain had three days with maximum temperature which reached 40°C or more.

The mean minimum temperature of the month was 29.0°C and goes on record as the second highest mean minimum temperature for May since 1946 which was only exceeded by May 2012 with a temperature of 29.1°C. The lowest temperature recorded was 25.1°C on the 2nd of May at Bahrain International Airport and 23.7°C on the same night at Durrat Al Bahrain.

The mean relative humidity for May was 47%. The mean maximum relative humidity for the month was 65%. The mean minimum relative humidity for May was 27%.

The month of May 2017 was the fourth sunniest month for all May’s since the sunshine records began in 1968. The total hour of sunshine for the month was 351.1 hours which was only exceeded by May 2014 with 356.8 hours, May 2016 with 354.1 hours, and May 1988 with 351.5 hours.

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