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Climate & WeatherEdit

Gaziantep has a continental climate with influences of a semi-arid climate with very hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters.

Climate data for Gaziantep
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
9.6
(49.3)
14.3
(57.7)
19.9
(67.8)
25.7
(78.3)
31.5
(88.7)
35.6
(96.1)
35.6
(96.1)
31.4
(88.5)
24.4
(75.9)
16.2
(61.2)
10.0
(50.0)
21.85
(71.33)
Average low °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
0.1
(32.2)
3.2
(37.8)
7.5
(45.5)
12.0
(53.6)
17.1
(62.8)
21.0
(69.8)
21.0
(69.8)
16.3
(61.3)
10.5
(50.9)
4.5
(40.1)
1.0
(33.8)
9.45
(49.01)
Precipitation mm (inches) 90.2
(3.551)
83.3
(3.28)
74.5
(2.933)
56.1
(2.209)
29.3
(1.154)
7.9
(0.311)
6.3
(0.248)
6.6
(0.26)
7.8
(0.307)
38.7
(1.524)
68.3
(2.689)
93.6
(3.685)
562.6
(22.15)
% humidity 72 68 63 61 54 45 37 38 45 56 68 71 56.5
Avg. rainy days 12.3 12.3 12.1 10.7 6.8 2.0 0.7 0.4 1.8 6.6 9.2 11.9 86.8
Sunshine hours 117.8 123.2 170.5 207 269.7 318 334.8 316.2 270 217 165 117.8 2,627
Source no. 1: Devlet Meteoroloji İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü [2]
Source no. 2: Weatherbase [6]

What to expectEdit

ApproachEdit

  • LTAJ obstacle
    Even though the base turn is programmed into the FMS it makes sense to check the speeds especially for the turn itself - the speed limit of 185 makes it necessary to fly in an intermediate configuration.
  • PAPI lighting is very low, which makes it very difficult to distinguish between red and white during day - that said the tower controll can adjust it on your request.
  • Be aware of the unusually high hill 2NM right of the localizer runway 28R, reaching up to 2753 feet which is approximately 530 feet in relation to the runway threshold.
  • With 4000ft (1785ft AGL) the FAP crossing altitude is quite low - this necessitates early configuration on the short final segment.

TaxiEdit

  • Runway surface is very rough, landing on it the first time might have you worried about your tyres! Unlike Samsun though the bumps are small and close together, making the runway seem covered in potholes.

DepartureEdit

FacilitiesEdit