Trincomalee (81.194E 8.567N)
was the most important British
naval base in the East Indian
It was still being developed at the beginning of the Pacific War, and
airstrip was a primitive affair
established on a former cricket green.
The port was raided by aircraft from Nagumo's carriers
during the Japanese
raid into the Indian
Ocean, 7 April 1942.
On 7 December 1941, the airfield based 22 Hurricanes and 9 Blenheims.
Temperatures: Jan 80/75, Apr 89/78, Jul 92/78, Oct 88/76, record 104/65
Rainfall: Jan 10/6.8, Apr 5/2.3, Jul 3/2.0, Oct 13/8.7 == 64.9" per annum
Pearce and Smith (1990)
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