Site Information for HKLT in Loitokitok Airport, RV, Kenya (site inactive)

The following information is known about HKLT. If you think that any information is incorrect, then please follow the instructions for correcting that data item.

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Registered Location

Latitude: 2° 54' 36" S (deg min sec), -2.9099° (decimal), 0254.59S (LORAN)
Longitude: 37° 31' 34" E (deg min sec), 37.5261° (decimal), 03731.57E (LORAN)
Elevation: 1622 metres (5322 feet) -- validated against 1623 metres (5325 feet) from Google
Location: Loitokitok Airport, RV, Kenya

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'HKLT' marker) will display the latitude/longitude of that point.

If the displayed location (or elevation) of the weather observing location is incorrect, please drag the marker to the right location (or click in the right location), and then send the updated information. Please note that we are trying to spot either the Stevenson Screen (or equivalent) or the location where the barometric readings are taken.

Can you help with location quality? Please indicate if the marker on the map points at the weather instrument cluster:

The location information for this site was gathered from 2 data sources. The source which most closely matches the consensus is chosen. Many of these sources only report the location to the nearest minute (or hundredth of degree). This can lead to the marker being placed noticeably incorrectly. Please see Discussion of Location Errors for more information. Show location history.

There are no photographs of the station. If you have pictures of this location, then please email them to

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Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station.

You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to tell you when new stations come online in this area. Choose either within 100 miles or 250 miles .

EW1071150.5 milesNorthwest Kijabe, KE (lat -0.9433°, long 36.5958°, altitude 2191 metres) (data present)
EW1218182.5 milesNorth Mweiga (lat -0.3372°, long 36.9422°, altitude 1874 metres) (data present)
EW16481713.7 milesSouth Johannesburg, ZA (lat -25.9637°, long 28.0758°, altitude 1509 metres) (data present)
EW34831720.0 milesSouth Johannesburg, ZA (lat -26.0372°, long 28.0088°, altitude 1520 metres) (data present)
EW16491722.3 milesSouth Johannesburg, ZA (lat -26.0702°, long 28.0012°, altitude 1530 metres) (data present)
DW68221722.7 milesSouth Secunda, ZA (lat -26.5047°, long 29.2097°, altitude 1630 metres) (data present)
EW03971723.3 milesSouth Johannesburg, ZA (lat -26.1027°, long 28.0447°, altitude 1556 metres) (data present)
DW56701723.3 milesSouth Johannesburg, ZA (lat -26.0733°, long 27.9675°, altitude 1560 metres) (data present)
FR5ZU1742.7 milesSoutheast Salazie, RE (lat -21.0258°, long 55.5153°, altitude 878 metres) (data present)
DW88241800.1 milesSoutheast Petit Raffray, MU (lat -20.0253°, long 57.6189°, altitude 32 metres) (data present)

The sites marked above thus did not report continuously during the analysis period, so the offsets may (probably will) not be accurate.

Location Formats

The location is shown in three different formats. Each of these is used in some software, and is shown on some websites.

Degrees Minutes Seconds: VWS/VWSAPRS, WeatherLink 5.5, WeatherLink (5.2-5.4), WeatherView (Linux)

Decimal degrees: FreeWX, WeatherView32 (PC application)

LORAN: WeatherDisplay, WUHU, Henriksen WServer


CWOP Home: This describes the whole CWOP program and has a large amount of useful information.

CWOP Siting Guide (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Another CWOP Guide (PDF): This is another guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Urban Siting and Operations (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station in an urban environment.

APRS WX Message format: This describes the actual format of the messages transmitted that carry WX information.

WXQC Mailing List: This is a mailing list where data quality issues are discussed. Assistance with software configuration can often be found here.

Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.

Geographically nearby web pages: Use Geourl to find web pages that deal with locations geographically close to this site.

Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
Page layout last modified Sunday, 16 November 2014
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