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Des Moines, Iowa vs Addis Ababa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Des Moines, Iowa, Usa and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is approximately 12,598 km or 7,829 mi.
  • To reach Des Moines, Iowa in this distance one would set out from Addis Ababa bearing 323° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Des Moines, Iowa bearing 232.5° or SW .
  • Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Addis Ababa has a subtropical highland climate with dry winters (Cwb).
  • Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Addis Ababa is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 6 °C (10.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 28.8 °C (51.8°F) more in Des Moines, Iowa. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 247.7 mm (9.8 in) less which is equivalent to 247.7 l/m² (6.08 US gal/ft²) or 2,477,000 l/ha (264,808 US gal/ac) less. About 7/9 as much.
  • There are 316 more hours of sunlight per year in Des Moines, Iowa. In whichever way circa 0h 51' more per day or about 1 1/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 25.3° lower in Des Moines, Iowa than in Addis Ababa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.7°C (10.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-45) -23 (-42) -17 (-30) -7 (-13) -2 (-4) +5 (+9) +10 (+19) +9 (+16) +3 (+6) -4 (-7) -14 (-25) -23 (-41) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-40) -20 (-36) -15 (-26) -7 (-13) -1 (-2) +6 (+10) +10 (+18) +8 (+15) +3 (+5) -3 (-6) -11 (-20) -19 (-35) -6 (-11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-34) -17 (-31) -12 (-22) -7 (-12) 0 (0) +6 (+11) +9 (+17) +8 (+14) +3 (+5) -2 (-4) -8 (-15) -16 (-28) -5 (-8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) -4 (0) -21 (-1) -11 (0) +37 (+1) +1 (+0) -149 (-6) -162 (-6) -27 (-1) +27 (+1) +37 (+1) +21 (+1) -248 (-10)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +4 (+13) +2 (+7) 0 ( 0) -3 ( -10) +2 (+6) -8 ( -27) -20 ( -65) -19 ( -61) -15 ( -50) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) +5 (+16)   -46 ( -13)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 32' -1h 18' -0h 56' +1h 46' +1h 01' +4h 28' +7h 42' +6h 32' +3h 34' -0h 30' -3h 14' -5h 15'   +0h 51'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 10' -1h 20' -0h 14' +0h 55' +1h 55' +2h 26' +2h 12' +1h 20' +0h 12' -0h 57' -1h 56' -2h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -32.4 -32.2 -32.2 -26.6 -10.1 -3.6 -9.6 -26.4 -32.5 -32.4 -32.5 -32.5   -25.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +22 +20 +8 -6 +2 -7 -29 -23 -21 -5 +9 +16   -1.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -15.4 (-28) -13.7 (-25) -11.3 (-20) -8.1 (-15) -0.6 (-1) +3.5 (+6) +2.6 (+5) +2.7 (+5) -2.2 (-4) -4.2 (-8) -7.9 (-14) -14.1 (-25) -5.7 (-10)

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