Last month was the joint hottest October in Bahrain since records began in 1902.
The mean temperature of the month was 30.8C. This is 1.6C above the long-term normal. This goes on record as the highest mean monthly temperature for October since 1902. This is also the same as October 2012.
The highest temperature recorded in the month was 39.4C set on October 3.
The GDN reported in June that Bahrain was getting hotter, drier and dustier as a result of global warming.
Official statistics show there is declining rainfall, increasingly dusty conditions and hotter temperatures.
As of June, Bahrain had broken 21 hot weather records since the start of the 21st Century ‘“ including hottest month, hottest year and hottest temperature on record.
Bahrain’s weather data goes back more than 100 years, but in just the past two decades the country has set records for the highest average maximum temperatures for January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
The average relative humidity for October was 55pc, which was the joint lowest for the month of October since 1955 and also equalled October 2012.
Last month was also the sunniest October since sunshine records began in 1968, with 329.4 hours of sunshine ‘“ beating the previous record of 327.7 hours recorded in October last year.