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Antananarivo vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Antananarivo, Madagascar and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 15,561 km or 9,670 mi.
  • To reach Antananarivo in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 67.4° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Antananarivo bearing 133.1° or SE .
  • Antananarivo has a subtropical highland climate with dry winters (Cwb) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Antananarivo is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 8 °C (14.5°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 25.2 °C (45.4°F) less in Antananarivo. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 615 mm (24.2 in) more which is equivalent to 615 l/m² (15.09 US gal/ft²) or 6,150,000 l/ha (657,476 US gal/ac) more. About 1 3/4 as much.
  • There are 65 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Antananarivo. In whichever way circa 0h 10' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 20.4° higher in Antananarivo than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.6°C (20.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +29 (+51) +26 (+46) +18 (+32) +9 (+15) 0 (+1) -7 (-12) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -1 (-1) +8 (+14) +18 (+32) +26 (+47) +9 (+16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +28 (+50) +25 (+45) +17 (+31) +9 (+16) 0 (0) -8 (-14) -11 (-19) -9 (-16) -2 (-4) +7 (+12) +16 (+28) +24 (+44) +8 (+14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +28 (+51) +26 (+47) +19 (+34) +11 (+19) +2 (+3) -6 (-11) -10 (-17) -8 (-14) -2 (-3) +7 (+13) +16 (+29) +25 (+45) +9 (+16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +250 (+10) +251 (+10) +144 (+6) -21 (-1) -71 (-3) -106 (-4) -85 (-3) -96 (-4) -79 (-3) +9 (+0) +142 (+6) +276 (+11) +615 (+24)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +14 (+45) +11 (+39) +9 (+29) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) -1 ( -3) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) 0 ( 0) +8 (+27) +13 (+42)   +52 (+14)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 01' +1h 24' -0h 05' -0h 00' -1h 11' -3h 12' -3h 32' -1h 56' -0h 40' +1h 11' +1h 42' +2h 15'   -0h 10'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 37' +2h 15' +0h 24' -1h 33' -3h 13' -4h 03' -3h 41' -2h 15' -0h 21' +1h 36' +3h 15' +4h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +58.5 +43.1 +22 -1.2 -17.7 -24.1 -18.1 -1.3 +21.5 +43.6 +58.1 +60.2   +20.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +10 +12 +21 +27 +24 +22 +25 +19 +20 +19 +13 +11   +18.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +28 (+50) +25.7 (+46) +20.3 (+37) +14.4 (+26) +5.5 (+10) -2.2 (-4) -4.3 (-8) -4 (-7) +2.8 (+5) +10.7 (+19) +17.5 (+32) +25.1 (+45) +11.6 (+21)

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