The weather in Bahrain can be better understood by looking at the country’s geography. Bahrain is an archipelago comprised of 33 islands that occupy just a little more than 700 square kilometers. The landscape of Bahrain is mostly low desert plains which makes the island very dry. An interesting fact about Bahrain is that its topography is 92% covered by deserts. In fact, despite it being an archipelago, episodic droughts and dust storms often occur in Bahrain.
Bahrain gets extremely hot during the summer months which start in April all the way to October. Average temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius and may even go up to 48 degrees Celsius especially during the months of June and July. At times, temperatures coupled with the intense heat of the sun may become unbearable for some. Unfortunately, the summer nights in Bahrain are no different and has hot and humid weather. Bahrain has a weather combination of intense heat and high humidity which is experienced all throughout the day. Qaws, which refers to a hot and dry southwest wind, blows toward Manama during the summer, carrying sand and dust. However, this wind does little effect to cool down the city. [Read more…]