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 061130Z AUTO 24015KT 9999 // NCD 26/19 Q1005 RF00.0/000.0
Station
Learmonth Airport
Date/Time
2021-12-06 11:30:00
Wind direction
240°
Wind speed
15 kts
Lowest cloud amount
no clouds detected
Temperature
26°C
Dew point
19°C
Humidity
65%
QNH
1005 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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