December 2020 warmer than normal according to Bahrain report
TDT | Manama
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December 2020 was warmer than normal in temperatures and below-average precipitation, the monthly weather summary report said.
The report issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Meteorological Directorate said that the December mean temperature was 21°C which is 1.8°C above the long-term normal for December. It is the seventh-highest mean monthly temperature for December since 1902.
The highest mean temperatures recorded in Bahrain for December was 22.5°C in December 2001.
The mean maximum temperature of the month was 23.7°C, which is 1.4°C above the long-term normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 27.7°C on December 2 and 3 at Bahrain International Airport.
The mean minimum temperature of the month was 18.7°C, which is 2.5°C above the long-term normal and this goes on record as the fourth-highest mean minimum temperature for December since 1946.
The highest mean monthly minimum temperature recorded in Bahrain for December was 19.6°C occurred in December 2001.
The lowest temperature recorded was 14.6°C on December 26 at Bahrain International Airport.
The mean relative humidity for December was 66% whereas the mean maximum relative humidity was 78% and the mean minimum relative humidity was 52%. The maximum relative humidity was 87% recorded on December 3, 5, 19 and 31 and the minimum relative humidity was 30% recorded on the 24th.
A total of 4.4 mm of precipitation was reported in December 2020 at Bahrain International Airport. Trace amounts were recorded on December 19.
The long-term mean total precipitation for December is 10.9 mm and the highest monthly rainfall ever recorded during December at Bahrain International Airport was 119.6 mm in 2006.
Heavy rain showers were reported at Bahrain International Airport on December 5 accumulating daily total precipitation of 4.3 mm and the visibility dropped to 2000 meters.
The total monthly precipitation recorded for December 2020 at King Fahd Causeway was 0.8 mm whereas the total precipitation at Durrat Al Bahrain was 0.2 mm, Bahrain International Circuit and Sitra Island had no precipitation recorded.
The Mean wind speed for December was 9 knots. The prevailing wind was 41% from the Northwest direction. Gusty winds reached 28 knots on December 26 at Bahrain International Airport.
Dust reported on December 6. Visibility dropped to 2,500 meters at Bahrain International Airport.
December 2020 warmer than normal: Report