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|ICAO: YPKA – IATA: KTA|
|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Location||Karratha, Western Australia|
|Elevation||8.839 m |
29 ft8.839 m
|Coordinates||20° 42' 37.63" S, 116° 46' 12.24" E|
ICAO: YPKA IATA: KTA
Karratha Airport is an airport in Karratha, Western Australia. The airport is 14km7.559 nm
from Karratha and 5 nm9,260 m
south of Dampier.
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 YPKA
None on SKYbrary