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Des Moines, Iowa vs Aberystwyth, Wales Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Des Moines, Iowa, Usa and Aberystwyth, Wales, Uk is approximately 6,459 km or 4,014 mi.
  • To reach Des Moines, Iowa in this distance one would set out from Aberystwyth, Wales bearing 298.1° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Des Moines, Iowa bearing 225.9° or SW .
  • Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Aberystwyth, Wales has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 0.3 °C (0.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 21.3 °C (38.3°F) more in Des Moines, Iowa. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 209.7 mm (8.3 in) less which is equivalent to 209.7 l/m (5.15 US gal/ft) or 2,097,000 l/ha (224,183 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • There are 1300 more hours of sunlight per year in Des Moines, Iowa. In whichever way circa 3h 33' more per day or about 1 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.9° higher in Des Moines, Iowa than in Aberystwyth, Wales.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Des Moines, Iowa relative to Aberystwyth, Wales. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Aberystwyth, Wales vs Des Moines, Iowa.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-17) -6 (-11) -1 (-1) +6 (+10) +8 (+14) +11 (+20) +12 (+22) +11 (+20) +8 (+15) +5 (+9) -1 (-2) -8 (-14) +3 (+5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -9 (-15) -3 (-6) +3 (+5) +6 (+10) +9 (+15) +10 (+18) +8 (+15) +5 (+9) +1 (+3) -4 (-6) -10 (-18) +0 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-25) -11 (-20) -5 (-10) -1 (-1) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +6 (+10) +2 (+3) -2 (-4) -6 (-11) -13 (-23) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -73 (-3) -44 (-2) -1 (0) +29 (+1) +28 (+1) +37 (+1) -3 (0) +14 (+1) -18 (-1) -52 (-2) -66 (-3) -63 (-2) -210 (-8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -13 ( -42) -10 ( -35) -6 ( -19) -6 ( -20) -5 ( -16) -5 ( -17) -11 ( -35) -9 ( -29) -11 ( -37) -13 ( -42) -14 ( -47) -15 ( -48)   -118 ( -32)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 46' +3h 11' +2h 19' +2h 36' +2h 17' +3h 46' +5h 29' +4h 21' +4h 42' +4h 25' +3h 52' +2h 56'   +3h 33'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 20' +0h 47' +0h 08' -0h 32' -1h 09' -1h 31' -1h 21' -0h 47' -0h 07' +0h 33' +1h 10' +1h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +10.9 +10.9 +11 +11 +10.9 +10.9 +10.8 +10.8 +10.8 +10.7 +10.8 +10.9   +10.9

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