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|Region||Asia and Pacific|
279.196808 m916 ft
|Coordinates||10° 27' 4" S, 105° 41' 19" 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|
|Station||Christmas Island Aerodrome|
|Date/Time||19 May 2013 18:00:00|
|Wind speed||03 kts|
Tropical Revolving Storm
Christmas Island Airport
ICAO: YPXM IATA: XCH
Christmas Island Airport (IATA: XCH) is an airport located on Christmas Island, a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. The island is located 2,600 kilometres northwest of the Western Australian city of Perth, 500 km south of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, and 975 km east-northeast of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) - monthly mean temperature above 18°C291.15 K
524.07 °R in every month of the year and a pronounced dry season. Heat and humidity are moderated by the Trade Winds.
Flight Safety Considerations
- Cumulonimbus, is a heavy and dense cloud of considerable vertical extent in the form of a mountain or huge tower, often associated with heavy precipitation, lightning and thunder. The mature Cumulonimbus cloud has a distinctive flat, anvil shaped top.
- 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 YPXM
None on SKYbrary