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Des Moines, Iowa vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Des Moines, Iowa, Usa and Accra, Ghana is approximately 9,884 km or 6,142 mi.
  • To reach Des Moines, Iowa in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 311.6° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Des Moines, Iowa bearing 263.5° or W .
  • Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Accra has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 16.6 °C (29.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 27.8 °C (50°F) more in Des Moines, Iowa. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 54.3 mm (2.1 in) more which is equivalent to 54.3 l/m (1.33 US gal/ft) or 543,000 l/ha (58,050 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 378 more hours of sunlight per year in Des Moines, Iowa. In whichever way circa 1h 01' more per day or about 1 1/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 25.9° lower in Des Moines, Iowa than in Accra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 21.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 20.6°C (37°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -34 (-62) -31 (-56) -24 (-43) -15 (-28) -8 (-15) -1 (-2) +3 (+6) 2 (+4) -5 (-9) -12 (-22) -22 (-40) -31 (-55) -15 (-27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -35 (-62) -32 (-57) -25 (-45) -18 (-32) -10 (-18) -4 (-7) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) -7 (-13) -14 (-25) -23 (-42) -31 (-56) -17 (-30)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -35 (-63) -32 (-58) -26 (-48) -20 (-35) -12 (-22) -7 (-12) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -10 (-17) -16 (-29) -24 (-44) -32 (-57) -18 (-33)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +8 (+0) -9 (0) -14 (-1) +3 (+0) -52 (-2) -80 (-3) +47 (+2) +91 (+4) +50 (+2) -14 (-1) +8 (+0) +16 (+1) +54 (+2)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +5 (+18) +5 (+16) +3 (+10) 0 ( 0) -3 ( -10) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) +2 (+7) +5 (+16)   +25 (+7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 21' -1h 29' -0h 50' +0h 46' +1h 50' +5h 28' +5h 54' +4h 38' +3h 16' +0h 29' -2h 14' -3h 09'   +1h 01'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 21' -1h 27' -0h 15' +1h 00' +2h 04' +2h 38' +2h 23' +1h 27' +0h 13' -1h 02' -2h 06' -2h 38'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -35.8 -35.6 -35.5 -23.2 -6.7 -0.3 -6.3 -23.1 -35.7 -35.7 -35.8 -35.9   -25.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -7 -8 -15 -27 -28 -28 -32 -26 -29 -31 -18 -9   -21.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -34.2 (-62) -31.5 (-57) -26.8 (-48) -22.9 (-41) -16.3 (-29) -10.1 (-18) -7.2 (-13) -6.6 (-12) -13.5 (-24) -20.5 (-37) -25.7 (-46) -31.3 (-56) -20.6 (-37)

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