Bahrain has recorded temperatures that make the month of June the hottest ever experienced in the country in more than a century. The Bahrain News Agency’s report today said June had the highest average temperatures since 1902, with 20 days recording temperatures exceeding 40 Celsius.
Summers in the Arabian Peninsula are consistently hot and humid, with people bunkering indoors for the better part of at least five months. Bahrain’s Meteorological Directorate says the average temperature in June was 36.3 Celsius, about 3.9 degrees Celsius above the long-term normal for that month. The hottest day recorded 45.3 Celsius.