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Valencia vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Valencia, Spain and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 7,458 km or 4,634 mi.
  • To reach Valencia in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 56.8° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Valencia bearing 125.8° or SE .
  • Valencia has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Valencia is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 7 °C (12.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.1 °C (30.8°F) less in Valencia. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 361.6 mm (14.2 in) less which is equivalent to 361.6 l/m (8.87 US gal/ft) or 3,616,000 l/ha (386,574 US gal/ac) less. About 4/7 as much.
  • There are 217 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Valencia. In whichever way circa 0h 35' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2° higher in Valencia than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.4°C (11.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +17 (+31) +15 (+27) +10 (+17) +3 (+6) +0 (+0) -2 (-3) -1 (-3) +0 (0) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +10 (+18) +16 (+28) +6 (+11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +17 (+31) +15 (+28) +10 (+18) +4 (+8) +1 (+2) 0 (-1) 0 (0) +2 (+3) +4 (+8) +6 (+11) +10 (+17) +15 (+26) +7 (+13)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +18 (+32) +15 (+27) +10 (+19) +6 (+10) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +6 (+10) +7 (+13) +11 (+20) +16 (+28) +8 (+14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +12 (+0) +6 (+0) -22 (-1) -44 (-2) -59 (-2) -91 (-4) -80 (-3) -87 (-3) -42 (-2) +20 (+1) +17 (+1) +8 (+0) -362 (-14)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) -6 ( -20) -6 ( -19) -6 ( -19) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6)   -38 ( -10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 25' -0h 08' -0h 25' -0h 36' -0h 19' -1h 16' -0h 30' -0h 30' -1h 30' -1h 38' -0h 48' +0h 09'   -0h 35'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 11' +0h 06' +0h 01' -0h 04' -0h 10' -0h 12' -0h 11' -0h 06' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 10' +0h 12'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +2 +2 +1.9 +1.9 +2 +2 +2.1 +2.2 +2.1 +2.1 +2.1 +2   +2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -14 -14 -7 +2 +5 +2 +9 +6 +10 +8 -4 -12   -0.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +13 (+23) +10.9 (+20) +7.2 (+13) +4.5 (+8) +2.4 (+4) +0.1 (+0) +2.3 (+4) +3.1 (+6) +6.5 (+12) +7.9 (+14) +7.8 (+14) +10.9 (+20) +6.4 (+12)

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