Fairbanks International Airport

PAFA · Alaska, United States

Wind direction of Wind direction 200° Fairbanks International Airport 2L/20R
Wind: 3 kt, 1 beaufort

3 kt

1 kt
0 ft 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000
Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud
SCT 6,500
Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud
BKN 20,000
METAR PAFA 011453Z 20003KT 10SM SCT065 BKN200 03/M02 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP124 T00281022 51005 $

METAR Fairbanks International Airport - PAFA/FAI

Fairbanks International Airport is a large airport in Alaska, United States. The airport is located at latitude 64.81538 and longitude -147.85350. The airport has 4 runways: 2L/20R, 2/20, 2R/20L and 2/20. The ICAO airport code of this field is PAFA. The local airport ID (FAA LID) of this airport is FAI. The airport's IATA code is FAI. The airport is in the Anchorage Arctic FIR.

This aviation weather observation was made for Fairbanks International Airport on June 1, 2023 06:53, local time.

Airport observations

The wind is from direction 200° with a speed of 3 kt.

Visibility is 10 mi.

There are scattered clouds at an altitude of 6,500 ft and broken clouds at an altitude of 20,000 ft. The ceiling, broken or more, is 20,000 ft.

The temperature is 3 °C, with a wind chill of 0 °C. The dew point is -2 °C, the relative humidity is 70%. The air pressure at sea level is 29.88 inHg (QNH).

Daylight period

Today the sun rises at 03:31 and sets at 00:06. This applies to Fairbanks International Airport, the universal daylight period may be different. The difference between the local time and UTC is -8 hour. Daylight saving time is currently in progress.


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Id Heading Crosswind Headwind Crosswind %
2L/20R 038°-218° 3 kt 31 %
2/20 038°-218° 3 kt 31 %
2R/20L 038°-218° 3 kt 31 %
2/20 038°-218° 3 kt 31 %

The direction with the greatest headwind component is highlighted and used for crosswind calculation. This does not necessarily mean this direction is in use.


6,500 ft SCT Scattered clouds
20,000 ft BKN Broken clouds

Temperature & Weather

Temperature 2.8 °C
Dewpoint -2.2 °C
Rel. humidity 70%
Wind chill 0 °C
Kp-index 3 (0-9)


AO2Automatic weather station that can determine the type of precipitation
SLP124Sea level pressure is 29.90 inHg (29.90 inHg)
T00281022Temperature is 2.8 °C (37.0 °F), dew point is -2.2 °C (28.0 °F)
$This weather station needs maintenance

Daylight period

00:06 (17:00h)


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