Bahrain records hottest June in more than 100 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Bahrain has recorded temperatures that make the month of June the hottest ever experienced in more than a century.

Summers are consistently hot and humid, with people bunkering indoors for the better part of at least five months.

The Bahrain News Agency’s report yesterday, however, showed temperatures are soaring even higher.

Bahrain’s Meteorological Directorate says the average temperature in June was 36.3 degrees Celsius, about 3.9 degrees Celsius above the long-term normal for that month. The report said June had the highest average temperatures for that month since 1902, with 20 days recording temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

The hottest day clocked in at 45.3 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels were on average about 40 per cent.