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|Coordinates||26° 16' 15.00" N, 50° 38' 1.00" E|
|Station||Bahrain International Airport|
|Date/Time||29 October 2020 13:00:00|
|Wind speed||09 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||n/a|
|Tag(s)||Low Level Turbulence|
Bahrain International Airport
ICAO: OBBI IATA: BAH
International airport serving the Gulf state of Bahrain.
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 to freezing or below due to the exceptional radiation loss under the clear skies. However, very rarely do temperatures drop far below freezing.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OBBI
- A320, vicinity Bahrain Airport, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2000 (On 23 August 2000, a Gulf Air Airbus A320 flew at speed into the sea during an intended dark night go around at Bahrain and all 143 occupants were killed. It was subsequently concluded that, although a number of factors created the scenario in which the accident could occur, the most plausible explanation for both the descent and the failure to recover from it was the focus on the airspeed indication at the expense of the ADI and the effect of somatogravic illusion on the recently promoted Captain which went unchallenged by his low-experience First Officer.)