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Rock Rapids, Ia vs Darfield Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rock Rapids, Ia, Usa and Darfield, New Zealand is approximately 13,245 km or 8,231 mi.
  • To reach Rock Rapids, Ia in this distance one would set out from Darfield bearing 56.8° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Rock Rapids, Ia bearing 56.1° or NE .
  • Rock Rapids, Ia has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Darfield has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Rock Rapids, Ia is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Darfield is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean temperature is 4.1 °C (7.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.2 °C (40°F) more in Rock Rapids, Ia. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 116.7 mm (4.6 in) less which is equivalent to 116.7 l/m² (2.86 US gal/ft²) or 1,167,000 l/ha (124,760 US gal/ac) less. About 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.1° higher in Rock Rapids, Ia than in Darfield.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rock Rapids, Ia relative to Darfield. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Darfield vs Rock Rapids, Ia.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-50) -24 (-43) -15 (-27) -4 (-7) +7 (+12) +15 (+26) +18 (+32) +15 (+26) +7 (+12) -2 (-4) -13 (-23) -24 (-42) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -52 (-2) -38 (-2) -25 (-1) -3 (0) +2 (+0) +46 (+2) +8 (+0) +15 (+1) +24 (+1) -18 (-1) -31 (-1) -42 (-2) -117 (-5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 36' -3h 28' -0h 38' +2h 23' +4h 57' +6h 17' +5h 41' +3h 28' +0h 32' -2h 28' -5h 01' -6h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -39.2 -20.6 +1 +24.2 +40.9 +47.3 +41.3 +24.6 +1.8 -21 -39.3 -46.4   +1.1

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