DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain has recorded temperatures that make the month of June the hottest ever experienced in the Arab Gulf country in more than a century.
Summers in the Arabian Peninsula are consistently hot and humid, with people bunkering indoors for the better part of at least five months. The Bahrain News Agencys report on Tuesday, however, shows temperatures are soaring even higher.
Bahrains Meteorological Directorate says the average temperature in June was 36.3 Celsius (97.3 Fahrenheit), about 3.9 degrees Celsius (39 Farenheit) 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 Celsius (104 F