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Diego Garcia

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FJDG
Airport
ICAO: FJDG
Summary
Name Diego Garcia
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory British Indian Ocean Territory IO.gif
Location Chagos Archipelagos
Serving
Coordinates 7° 18' 48.00" S, 72° 24' 40.00" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
13/31 3659 m12,004.593 ft
61 m200.131 ft
CON yes/yes


METAR
Observation FJDG 230855Z 07008KT 999 FEW020 SCT080 BKN220 32/26 A2984 RMK SLP102 8/172 T03210264 57014
Station Diego Garcia
Date/Time 23 May 2019 08:55:00
Wind direction 70°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 32.1°C
Dew point 26.4°C
Humidity 72%
QNH hPa
Weather condition n/a


Diego Garcia Airport

ICAO: FJDG IATA: NKW

Description

US military airport on the island of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territories.

Climatology

Tropical Rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af) - almost no distinct seasons, average daily temperature around 27°C throughout the year. Extensive cloud cover and heavy rainfall prevent temperatures from rising much over 33°C. The diurnal temperature change is between 2°C and 5°C which is greater than the annual temperature range of 2°C. Rainfall is heavy and is usually convectional and in the afternoon.

October to February are the wettest months.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of FJDG

None on SKYbrary