December 2017 Weather Summary

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of December 2017, was warmer than normal in temperatures

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The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate reported in their monthly weather summary that the month of December 2017, was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average precipitation and relative humidities.

The mean temperature of the month was 19.6°C which is 0.4°C above the long-term normal.

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 22.9°C which is 0.6°C above the long-term normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 28.9°C which occurred on the 25th of December at Bahrain International Airport.

The mean minimum temperature of the month was 16.6°C which is 0.4°C above the long-term normal. The lowest temperature recorded was 13.5°C set on the 28th of December at Bahrain International Airport but recorded 11.7°C on the 23rd of December at Durrat Al Bahrain.

The mean relative humidity for December was 65% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 81% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 48%.

Light rain was reported in some places on the 2nd of December where the long-term mean total precipitation for the month of December is 10.9 mm - the highest monthly rainfall ever recorded during December was 119.6 mm which occurred in December 2006.

December 2017 was the second sunniest December since the sunshine records began in 1968 whereby the monthly total hour of sunshine recorded was 283.6 hours which was exceeded only by December 2014 with a record of 287.9 hours.

Westerly to Northwesterly winds accounted 73% with gusts reaching 34 knots on the 8th of December at Bahrain International Airport.

Fog affected the kingdom on the 29th, 30th and 31st of December reducing the visibility to less than 1000 meters but the lowest was 20 meters on the 31st of December at Bahrain International Airport.

Civil Aviation
  • 8,154Total Aircraft Movement, Sep 2018
  • 758,627Total Passengers, Sep 2018
  • 16,897Total Cargo and Mail, Sep 2018
  • 911,874Daily average ridership, Aug 2018
  • 36,844,267Total Passengers (Feb 2015-Aug 2018)
  • 111,843General Cargo, July 2018
  • 38,432Container Throughput, July 2018
  • 61Total Vessels, July 2018
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network