The year 2016 was warmer than normal. The annual mean temperature was 27.77°C and was 1.43°C above the long-term annual mean of 26.34°C for Bahrain. This annual mean temperature goes on record as the fourth highest annual mean temperature for Bahrain since 1902 and exceeded by annual mean temperature for the year 2010 which was 28.21°C, annual mean temperature for the year 2015 which was 28.02°C and annual mean temperature for the year 1999 which was 27.85°C. All months had mean monthly temperature above the long-term normal. Highest temperature of the year was 45.6°C recorded on 15th July in Bahrain International Airport. Lowest temperature was 10.1°C in Bahrain International Airport on the 29th January.
The Annual Total rainfall was 62.0 mm, This is below the annual long-term average of 71 mm. November had the most rainfall amount of any month with a total of 47.6 mm. Highest daily rainfall was 41.7 mm fell on 25th November 2016 at Bahrain International Airport.
Annual mean wind speed was 8.7 knots, below the annual long-term average wind speed of 9.5 knots. Highest gust of the year was 40 knots at Bahrain International Airport.