Great Sandy Desert - WA

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DEG: -18.9203 123.80985
DMS: 18º 55' 13.08" S 123º 48' 35.47" E
UTM: 51 K 7907796mN 585279mE
Altitude: 187.58m


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Population - Place Name


103.88kms South of Looma
117.29kms SouthWest of Yungngora
197.32kms SouthEast of Broome
596.2kms NorthWest of Kiwirrkurra

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St George Ranges WA
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The Great Sandy Desert is a vast flat sand dune or erg desert in Australia’s northwest. The rocky Pilbara to 80-mile beach in the Kimberley, borders it to the west and north. To the east it is bordered by Lake Mackay and the Gibson Desert, and to the south the Gibson and the Little Sandy Desert. It is mainly made up of longitudinal sand dunes and sand plains. The Canning Stock Route traverses it, the longest, most remote stock route on the planet. There is little permanent habitation, save for a few isolated Aboriginal communities and a few mines.

Within the desert is the Rudall River National Park, the largest in Western Australia.
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Closest Weather Station

Curtin at 24/11:00pm WST
Distance from Great Sandy Desert 149.65km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Curtin Aero
Distance from Great Sandy Desert 149.65km N
Mean Max. °C36.535.536.036.333.230.630.933.136.538.839.838.4
Mean Min. °C25.024.624.222.319.016.415.315.818.421.624.125.0
Mean Rain mm215.5217.1172.144.515.

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