Bahrain weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Bahrain.

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The weather guide for Bahrain, represented by Manama, (Manama) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Bahrain weather overview

High temperatures and humidity make life in Bahrain a misery in the summer months when conditions are so hot and sticky there is a danger of heat exhaustion for the unwary.

Winter temperatures are more comfortable, making this a better time to visit, although nights can be chilly and cold winds can gust in from Iran. Rainfall is sparse and occurs mainly in the winter months.

What to pack for Bahrain weather

If you must go in summer, take very light, loose, absorbent clothing, keep your head covered out of doors - and thank God for air conditioning! Take slightly warmer clothing in the winter months.

Which is the hottest month in Bahrain?

The hottest time of year in Manama, Bahrain is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 39°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Bahrain?

It never rains much in Manama, Bahrain but January usually has the most rain with an average of 20mm. There are normally 5 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Bahrain?

The sunniest time of year in Manama, Bahrain is normally October with bright sunshine on average for 85% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Bahrain?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Manama, Bahrain in August when the water temperature reaches 34°C.

What is the time difference between Bahrain and the UK?

The time difference between Bahrain and the UK is GMT+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Bahrain?

The main languages spoken in Bahrain are Arabic and English.

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What is the currency in Bahrain?

The currency in Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD).

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Which plugs are used in Bahrain?

Bahrain uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in Bahrain?

They drive on the right side of the road in Bahrain.

Do you need a visa for Bahrain?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Bahrain.

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Compare Bahrain weather with the USA

Below the Bahrain weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Bahrain (Manama) and the USA (Washington).

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