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Rock Rapids, Ia vs Zaranj Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rock Rapids, Ia, Usa and Zaranj, Afghanistan is approximately 11,482 km or 7,135 mi.
  • To reach Rock Rapids, Ia in this distance one would set out from Zaranj bearing 343.5° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Rock Rapids, Ia bearing 199.4° or SSW .
  • Rock Rapids, Ia has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Zaranj has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Rock Rapids, Ia is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Zaranj is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The average temperature is 13.8 °C (24.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.4 °C (9.7°F) more in Rock Rapids, Ia. The continentality subtype is truly continental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 620.1 mm (24.4 in) more which is equivalent to 620.1 l/m² (15.22 US gal/ft²) or 6,201,000 l/ha (662,928 US gal/ac) more. About 13 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12° lower in Rock Rapids, Ia than in Zaranj.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-33) -20 (-35) -19 (-35) -17 (-31) -15 (-27) -15 (-28) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -14 (-25) -14 (-26) -16 (-30) -20 (-35) -16 (-29)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -16 (-28) -15 (-27) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -11 (-19) -11 (-20) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -16 (-30) -14 (-25)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -14 (-25) -13 (-24) -12 (-22) -11 (-21) -11 (-19) -10 (-19) -10 (-17) -11 (-19) -10 (-18) -14 (-25) -13 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -7 (0) +7 (+0) +34 (+1) +60 (+2) +74 (+3) +104 (+4) +84 (+3) +96 (+4) +76 (+3) +47 (+2) +30 (+1) +16 (+1) +620 (+24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 00' -0h 37' -0h 06' +0h 25' +0h 53' +1h 08' +1h 01' +0h 37' +0h 05' -0h 26' -0h 54' -1h 08'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -11.9 -11.8 -11.8 -11.9 -11.9 -12 -12.1 -12.1 -12.2 -12.1 -12.1 -12   -12

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