October 2018, was warmer than normal in temperatures and above average precipitation. The month was wet with 3 rainy days, accumulating 19.9 mm of precipitation at Bahrain International Airport. This goes on record as the highest monthly total Precipitation for October at Bahrain International Airport since 1902 and 40 times more than the long-term normal for October which is 0.5 mm.
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A new report by the Met Office, published today, reveals further details about changes in the UK’s climate since the 1960s. By documenting temperature and rainfall climate extremes, including periods of warmth, cold and spells of wet or dry weather, the report reveals changes in some types of extreme weather. By comparing different meteorological reference periods, a number of interesting trends can be observed. For example, the hottest day of each year over the most recent decade (2008-2017) in the UK has been on average 0.8 °C warmer than the hottest day of each year over the period 1961-1990. Conversely, the lowest temperature of the year has shown an even greater increase, becoming 1.7 °C milder between the two periods in the UK.
The Arab Republic of Egypt celebrated today the Arab Meteorological Day, which commemorates the establishment of the Permanent Arab Meteorological Committee that was endorsed by the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level on September 15, 1970
JMA's Himawari-8 meteorological satellite began conducting on-demand Target Area (TA) observation around Darwin in northern Australia at 06:30 UTC on 15 October 2018 in response to a request made by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). This is the first operation of its kind to be performed under the new HimawariRequest service.