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Aeronautical current weather observation and short-term forecast for pilots, flight preparation with the METAR (Meteorological Aerodrome Report : current weather report), and TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast: short-term weather forecast message for aviation). And other resources like VAC (Visual Approach Chart) to prepare a flights.

METAR, TAF, VAC Shigatse-Heping airport (China) / ICAO ZURK/ IATA RKZ

Shigatse Peace Airport, or Shigatse Air Base, is a dual-use military and civilian airport serving Shigatse, the second largest city in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Located at an altitude of 3782 meters, it is one of the highest airports in the world and its runway is one of the longest runways in the world. Construction of Shigatse Airport began in 1968 and was completed in 1973. Until 2010, it had only military activity before an extension allowed it to become the fifth civilian airport in Tibet.

This airport is located at high altitude. It is one of the highest airports in the world.

This airport has one of the longest runways in the world.

Shigatse-Heping airport (China) (Shigatse Air Base ) is located close to Shigatse, Luobuqiongzi at 13 mile, Renwu at 25 mile, Rikaze at 27 mile, Pangdoi at 31 mile, Jiangzi at 34 mile, Lhainag at 36 mile, Qiangqinxue (Qiang Qin Xue) at 36 mile, Jiding at 64 mile, Kangmar at 65 mile, Sajia at 82 mile,

Elevation : 3782 m = 12408 ft


weather : sky clear at Luobuqiongzi

ciel dégagé
16 °F
19↗30 °F

Wind 4 mph
gusting to 4 mph

saturday : extreme cold alert with 12 °F at Luobuqiongzi

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aerial view of Shigatse-Heping

METAR for Shigatse-Heping airport - ZURK

METAR ZURK 170100Z 14003MPS 9999 FEW040 SCT060 08/M01 Q1034 NOSIG=

Decoded METAR for Shigatse-Heping Airport (China)

METAR issued by ZURK on Sunday 17th of October 2021 at 01:00 UTC, Warning : this METAR is out of date, issued 96 days and 2319 hours and -138216 minutes ago.

Visibility is greater than 10 km = greater than 6 mile.

Temperature is 8 °C = 46 °F and dew point is -1 °C = 30 °F . This correspond to 53% relative humidity.

QNH is 1034 mb = 30.53 inHg

Wind speed is 11 km/h = 6 kt, direction is 140°.

Clouds : few clouds at 4000 ft = 1220 m. scattered clouds at 6000 ft = 1830 m.

No significant change forecasted in next 2 hours

TAF for Shigatse-Heping airport - ZURK

ZURK 150101Z 1503/1512 09004MPS CAVOK TX21/1509Z TN15/1503Z=

Decoded TAF for Shigatse-Heping Airport (China)

TAF issued by ZURK on Friday 15th of October 2021 at 01:01 UTC Warning : this TAF is out of date, issued 98 days and 15 hours and 23 minutes ago. A 9 hour weather forecast that is updated every 3 hours.

from Friday 15th of October 2021 à 03:00 heure TU to Friday 15th of October 2021 à 12:00 heure UTC

1503/1512 09004MPS CAVOK TX21/1509Z TN15/1503Z

CAVOK = Ceiling And Visibility OK, visibility is more than 10 km, no clouds below 5000 ft or below the minimum sector altitude. No cumulonimbus or budding cumulus, regardless of their altitude and no Significant Weather

Wind 8 kt = 14 km/h, direction is 90°

Visibility is greater than 10 km = greater than 6 mile.

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