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 Bahrain - Profile

Facts

  • Bahrain is an archipelago in the southern Persian Gulf, between the Qatar Peninsula and the coast of Saudi Arabia. It is a small oil-producing country with a population of around half a million. It is connected to Saudi Arabia by a 16 mile long causeway.
  • It is made up of 36 islands, most of which are small, uninhabited coral reefs. Bahrain Island is the largest, making up 85% of the country's land area.

Security

Waterways Curfew: The UK Home Office is reporting that the government of Bahrain has imposed a curfew on some waterways around Bahrain for security reasons. The curfew is from 1800 - 0400 every night. It is imperative that you respect the curfew.

AIS: As of 1 June 2010, all foreign flagged vessels operating in Bahraini waters must possess an AIS and transmit their location at all times. It is unclear if this law is being enforced.

Weather

The Bahrain climate can be generally described as cool winters with sparse rainfall and hot summers with high humidity. The winter season is from December to February and has periods of disturbed weather accompanied by occasional rainfall. January is usually the coolest month, and prevailing winds are North-Westerly. Between March and May and between October and November the weather is normally warm and dry, with pleasant breezes and many hours of sunshine. The summer season from June to September is generally hot and completely dry, but humid. Temperatures average 38C to 42C. The dry NW wind, known locally as Al Barah helps keep humidity down and can create more pleasant conditions.

For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page.

Main Ports

Mina Sulman *

* indicates port of entry

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