Learmonth

Airport
ICAO code: 
YPLM
Summary
ICAO Region: 
APAC
Territory: 
Location: 
Exmouth, Western Australia
Serving: 
Exmouth
Coordinates: 
Aerial View: 
22° 13' 58.854" S, 114° 5' 31.362" E
Airport WX: 
Tropical Revolving Storm
Metar
Observation
YPLM 240600Z AUTO 04007KT 9999 // NCD 41/12 Q0999 RF00.0/000.0
Station
Learmonth Airport
Date/Time
2022-01-24 06:00:00
Wind direction
40°
Wind speed
07 kts
Lowest cloud amount
no clouds detected
Temperature
41°C
Dew point
12°C
Humidity
18%
QNH
999 hPa
Weather condition
n/a

RAAF Learmonth, also known as Learmonth Airport, is a joint use Royal Australian Air Force base and civil airport. It is located near the town of Exmouth on the north-west coast of Western Australia.

As an RAAF base, Learmonth is one of the RAAF's three 'bare bases'. No Air Force units are currently based at Learmonth and it is maintained by a small caretaker staff during peacetime.

Climatology

Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C to 45°C are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year. During colder periods of the year, night-time temperatures can drop towards freezing due to the exceptional radiation loss under the clear skies.

Runways

Designator Length Width Surface Rops
18/36 3047 45 ASP Yes/Yes
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