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
  • 7,762Total Aircraft Movement, Apr 2019
  • 857,489Total Passengers, Apr 2019
  • 19,046Total Cargo and Mail, Apr 2019
  • 972,962Monthly ridership, June 2019
  • 46,421,603Total Passengers (Feb 2015-June 2019)
  • 65,329General Cargo, June 2019
  • 32,368Container Throughput, June 2019
  • 55Total Vessels, June 2019
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network

 

 

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