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Des Moines, Iowa vs Abu Dhabi Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Des Moines, Iowa, Usa and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is approximately 11,986 km or 7,448 mi.
  • To reach Des Moines, Iowa in this distance one would set out from Abu Dhabi bearing 335.6° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Des Moines, Iowa bearing 210.2° or SSW .
  • Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Abu Dhabi has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Abu Dhabi is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 16.8 °C (30.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.3 °C (27.5°F) more in Des Moines, Iowa. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 752.4 mm (29.6 in) more which is equivalent to 752.4 l/m² (18.47 US gal/ft²) or 7,524,000 l/ha (804,366 US gal/ac) more. About 9 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 17° lower in Des Moines, Iowa than in Abu Dhabi.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 16.1°C (29°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-45) -23 (-42) -19 (-34) -16 (-28) -14 (-24) -10 (-18) -10 (-17) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -17 (-30) -20 (-36) -24 (-43) -17 (-30)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +21 (+1) -14 (-1) +34 (+1) +78 (+3) +93 (+4) +113 (+4) +96 (+4) +107 (+4) +90 (+4) +67 (+3) +44 (+2) +25 (+1) +752 (+30)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 18' -0h 48' -0h 08' +0h 33' +1h 09' +1h 27' +1h 19' +0h 48' +0h 07' -0h 34' -1h 09' -1h 28'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -17 -16.9 -16.9 -16.9 -17 -17 -17 -17.2 -17.2 -17.2 -17.1 -17   -17
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +3 +2 +0 -3 +2 +0 -3 -1 -8 -11 -4 +2   -1.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -22.8 (-41) -21.1 (-38) -17.6 (-32) -15.3 (-28) -12 (-22) -9.3 (-17) -9.7 (-17) -10.6 (-19) -15 (-27) -18.3 (-33) -19.7 (-35) -22.1 (-40) -16.1 (-29)

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