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Rock Rapids, Ia vs Vientiane Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rock Rapids, Ia, Usa and Vientiane, Laos is approximately 12,977 km or 8,064 mi.
  • To reach Rock Rapids, Ia in this distance one would set out from Vientiane bearing 15.1° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Rock Rapids, Ia bearing 160.2° or SSE .
  • Rock Rapids, Ia has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Vientiane has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Rock Rapids, Ia is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Vientiane is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 18.4 °C (33.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 27.1 °C (48.8°F) more in Rock Rapids, Ia. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 977.1 mm (38.5 in) less which is equivalent to 977.1 l/m² (23.98 US gal/ft²) or 9,771,000 l/ha (1,044,585 US gal/ac) less. About 2/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 23.3° lower in Rock Rapids, Ia than in Vientiane.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-50) -25 (-45) -21 (-38) -14 (-25) -6 (-12) -1 (-1) 2 (+4) 1 (+2) -4 (-8) -10 (-18) -17 (-31) -24 (-44) -12 (-22)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -32 (-58) -31 (-56) -27 (-48) -20 (-36) -13 (-23) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -11 (-20) -17 (-31) -24 (-42) -29 (-53) -18 (-33)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -33 (-60) -32 (-58) -28 (-50) -23 (-41) -17 (-30) -11 (-20) -8 (-15) -10 (-18) -15 (-27) -21 (-38) -24 (-44) -31 (-55) -21 (-38)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +7 (+0) +5 (+0) +9 (+0) -23 (-1) -180 (-7) -169 (-7) -182 (-7) -226 (-9) -219 (-9) -39 (-2) +22 (+1) +18 (+1) -977 (-38)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 50' -1h 07' -0h 12' +0h 46' +1h 37' +2h 03' +1h 51' +1h 07' +0h 10' -0h 48' -1h 38' -2h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -24.8 -24.8 -24.8 -24.9 -20.3 -14.1 -19.8 -25.1 -25.2 -25.1 -25.1 -25   -23.3

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