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Paris vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Paris, France and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 7,051 km or 4,381 mi.
  • To reach Paris in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 47.1° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Paris bearing 123.6° or ESE .
  • Paris has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 1.7 °C (3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.3 °C (27.5°F) less in Paris. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 222.3 mm (8.8 in) less which is equivalent to 222.3 l/m² (5.46 US gal/ft²) or 2,223,000 l/ha (237,653 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • There are 915 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Paris. In whichever way circa 2h 30' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.3° lower in Paris than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.4°C (9.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +-1 (-1) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) +-2 (-3) +1 (+2) +7 (+12) +0 (+0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+19) +8 (+15) +5 (+9) +1 (+1) -2 (-3) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -2 (-3) +0 (+0) +4 (+6) +9 (+16) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+23) +10 (+18) +6 (+12) +2 (+3) -1 (-1) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -4 (-6) -1 (-1) +2 (+4) +6 (+11) +11 (+19) +3 (+6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +32 (+1) +18 (+1) -24 (-1) -43 (-2) -36 (-1) -59 (-2) -37 (-1) -43 (-2) -35 (-1) -17 (-1) +6 (+0) +17 (+1) -222 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +9 (+29) +7 (+25) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) +5 (+17) +6 (+19) +9 (+30) +9 (+29)   +60 (+16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 38' -2h 56' -1h 13' -1h 22' -1h 11' -2h 10' -2h 44' -2h 34' -3h 00' -3h 30' -3h 46' -2h 58'   -2h 30'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 48' -0h 29' -0h 05' +0h 19' +0h 42' +0h 55' +0h 49' +0h 29' +0h 04' -0h 20' -0h 43' -0h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -7.3 -7.4 -7.4 -7.4 -7.3 -7.3 -7.2 -7.2 -7.2 -7.1 -7.2 -7.3   -7.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +17 +15 +13 +16 +15 +12 +17 +15 +25 +32 +27 +19   +18.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +12.6 (+23) +9.9 (+18) +7 (+13) +4.2 (+8) +2 (+4) -1 (-2) -0.2 (0) -0.5 (-1) +4 (+7) +7 (+13) +8.2 (+15) +11.1 (+20) +5.4 (+10)

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