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Locarno vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Locarno, Switzerland and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 7,619 km or 4,734 mi.
  • To reach Locarno in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 46.6° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Locarno bearing 128.2° or SE .
  • Locarno has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Locarno is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 2.7 °C (4.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.3 °C (22.1°F) less in Locarno. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 998.7 mm (39.3 in) more which is equivalent to 998.7 l/m² (24.51 US gal/ft²) or 9,987,000 l/ha (1,067,677 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/5 as much.
  • There are 469 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Locarno. In whichever way circa 1h 16' less per day or about 5/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.7° lower in Locarno than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.6°C (6.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) +-2 (-3) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) +-2 (-4) +-2 (-3) +1 (+2) +6 (+10) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+18) +9 (+15) +5 (+9) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +4 (+7) +8 (+15) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +11 (+20) +7 (+13) +5 (+8) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) 0 (0) +0 (+1) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +11 (+19) +5 (+10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +32 (+1) +35 (+1) +34 (+1) +68 (+3) +123 (+5) +85 (+3) +111 (+4) +118 (+5) +105 (+4) +119 (+5) +107 (+4) +64 (+3) +999 (+39)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 19' -0h 25' -0h 17' -0h 54' -1h 44' -1h 52' -1h 23' -1h 15' -2h 12' -2h 27' -1h 46' -0h 46'   -1h 16'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 29' -0h 17' -0h 03' +0h 12' +0h 25' +0h 33' +0h 29' +0h 17' +0h 02' -0h 12' -0h 26' -0h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4.6 -4.7 -4.8 -4.7 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.5 -4.5 -4.5 -4.6 -4.7   -4.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8 -9 -3 +6 +9 +6 +9 +8 +16 +18 +6 -5   +4.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +7.9 (+14) +6.1 (+11) +3.7 (+7) +2.9 (+5) +1.6 (+3) -0.5 (-1) +0.3 (+1) +0.3 (+1) +4.5 (+8) +5.3 (+10) +4.9 (+9) +6.6 (+12) +3.6 (+6)

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