Site Information for FAPC in Prince Albert Airport, South Africa

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Registered Location

Latitude: 33° 12' 9" S (deg min sec), -33.2025° (decimal), 3312.15S (LORAN)
Longitude: 22° 1' 56" E (deg min sec), 22.0322° (decimal), 02201.93E (LORAN)
Elevation: 610 metres (2001 feet)
Location: Prince Albert Airport, South Africa

The elevation does not correspond with the estimated elevation (574 metres (1884 feet) -- source Google) at that point. Either the location or the elevation (or both) are almost certain to be incorrect. Please use the 'send the updated information' link below to update the location or elevation.

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 best way to get elevation is to consult a topographic map. Make sure that you know whether the contours are marked in feet or metres. Note that handheld GPS receivers do not provide readings of elevation accurate to better than 10-20 metres (technical discussion). If you do not have access to a topographic map, then a GPS receiver is acceptable, but make sure that it is operating in 3D mode and let it average the position for at least five minutes.

For more information on reading maps, please see the Topo Map Reading Guide -- in particular it discusses how to read contours.

The location information for this site was gathered from 4 data sources. The possible locations for this site are up to 657.9 miles away. This makes it possible that the location chosen is incorrect. 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.

OurAirports-33.202522.0322609Prince Albert Airport, South Africa [FAPC]0.0Center 
ISH-33.2222.030Prince Albert Road, South Africa [FAPC]1.0CenterInclude
RAP stations-33.2222.02900Prince Albert Ro, ZA [FAPC]1.3CenterInclude
Master Location Identifier DB-27.436030.80401067Paulpietersburg Mondi, KN, South Africa [FAPC]657.9CenterInclude

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

You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.

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 .

6882548.3 milesSouthwest Ladismith, WC, South Africa (lat -33.5008°, long 21.2758°, altitude 538 metres) (data present)
FAGG59.0 milesSouth George, George Airport, South Africa (lat -34.0056°, long 22.3789°, altitude 193 metres) (data present)
6872766.5 milesNortheast Beaufort West, WC, South Africa (lat -32.3572°, long 22.5775°, altitude 899 metres) (data present)
6872367.2 milesWest Laingsburg, WC, South Africa (lat -33.1958°, long 20.8708°, altitude 656 metres) (data present)
6892676.3 milesSouthwest Riversdale, South Africa (lat -34.0958°, long 21.2547°, altitude 152 metres) (data present)
6883284.2 milesEast Willowmore, South Africa (lat -33.3003°, long 23.4839°, altitude 840 metres) (data present)
6893585.1 milesSoutheast Knysna, WC, South Africa (lat -34.0594°, long 23.0914°, altitude 54 metres) (data present)
6892788.7 milesSouthwest Stilbaai, WC, South Africa (lat -34.3708°, long 21.3964°, altitude 103 metres) (data present)
FAFR94.1 milesNorth Fraserburg, South Africa (lat -31.9153°, long 21.5075°, altitude 1267 metres) (data present)
FAPG96.8 milesSoutheast Plettenberg Bay, South Africa (lat -34.0939°, long 23.3289°, altitude 139 metres) (data present)

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, 28 February 2016
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