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Gassim/Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport

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OEGS
Airport
ICAO: OEGS
Summary
Name Gassim/Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport
Region Middle East
Territory Saudi Arabia SA.gif
Location Buraidah
Serving
Coordinates 26° 18' 10.00" N, 43° 46' 26.00" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
15/33 3000 m9,842.52 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation OEGS 220400Z 36022KT 4000 BLDU NSC 14/04 Q1015
Station Gassim
Date/Time 22 April 2019 04:00:00
Wind direction 360°
Wind speed 22 kts
Lowest cloud amount nil significant cloud
Temperature 14°C
Dew point 4°C
Humidity 50%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Gassim/Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport

ICAO: OEGS IATA: ELQ

Description

Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport, widely known as Gassim Airport is located 15 km8.099 nm
15,000 m
49,212.598 ft
northwest of Buraidah, Saudi Arabia.

Climatology

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.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OEGS

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