Zhongwei Shapotou Airport

Airport
ICAO code: 
ZLZW
IATA Code: 
ZHY
Summary
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Location: 
Zhongwei Shapotou,
Serving: 
Zhongwei Shapotou
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37° 34' 22" N, 105° 9' 16" E
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Description

Zhongwei Shapotou Airport is an airport serving the city of Zhongwei in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China. It is located 9 km northwest of the city. The airport cost 370 million yuan to build and started operation on 26 December 2008. It was originally called Zhongwei Xiangshan Airport, but adopted the current name in August 2012 to promote the local tourist attraction Shapotou.

Climatology

Zhongwei Shapotou has a rather dry, monsoon-influenced humid continental climate ( (Köppen climate classification Dwa)), characterized by hot, humid summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and generally cold, windy, dry winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone. Spring can bear witness to sandstorms blowing in from the Gobi Desert across the Mongolian steppe, accompanied by rapidly warming, but generally dry, conditions. Autumn, like spring, sees little rain, but is crisp and short. The monthly daily average temperature in January is -3.7 °C, while in July it is 26.2 °C. Precipitation averages around 570 mm annually, with close to three-fourths of that total falling from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 47% in July to 65% in January and February, the city receives 2,671 hours of bright sunshine annually. Extremes have ranged from -27.4 °C on 22 February 1966 to 42.6 °C on 15 June 1942.

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