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|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Location||Exmouth, Western Australia|
|Coordinates||22° 13' 59" S, 114° 5' 31" E|
| All Airports
|YBBN, YBCG, YBMK, YBSU, YDBY, YEML, YLHR, YMHB, YMLT, YMML, YMOR, YNPE, YORG, YPDN, YPGV, YPKG, YPKU, YPLM, YPPH, YPXM, YSNF, YSSY, YSTW|
|Date/Time||20 June 2013 10:00:00|
|Wind speed||03 kts|
|Clouds||no clouds detected|
|Tag(s)||Tropical Revolving Storm|
ICAO: YPLM IATA: LEA
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.
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.
Flight Safety Considerations
- Tropical Revolving Storm, can cause significant damage to infrastructure and high loss of life. Areas affected by a significant storm can take months or even years to recover from the human, economic, and environmental damage. It is not uncommon for aircraft to be evacuated from an airport in advance of the landfall of a tropical storm. Damage and disruption to Airport and ATM infrastructure may render airports across a large area unusable, reducing the capacity and capability of ANSPs and closing, or reducing the capacity of, airports.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YPLM
None on SKYbrary