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Rapid City, South Dakota vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa and Accra, Ghana is approximately 10,606 km or 6,590 mi.
  • To reach Rapid City, South Dakota in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 315.3° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 256.8° or WSW .
  • Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Accra has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Accra is in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 18.5 °C (33.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 23.7 °C (42.7°F) more in Rapid City, South Dakota. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 326.1 mm (12.8 in) less which is equivalent to 326.1 l/m² (8 US gal/ft²) or 3,261,000 l/ha (348,623 US gal/ac) less. About 3/5 as much.
  • There are 355 more hours of sunlight per year in Rapid City, South Dakota. In whichever way circa 0h 57' more per day or about 1 1/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 28.5° lower in Rapid City, South Dakota than in Accra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 31.2% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 24.7°C (44.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rapid City, South Dakota relative to Accra. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Accra vs Rapid City, South Dakota.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -30 (-54) -28 (-51) -24 (-43) -18 (-32) -11 (-20) -4 (-7) 3 (+5) 2 (+4) -6 (-11) -13 (-23) -23 (-41) -28 (-51) -15 (-27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -33 (-59) -31 (-55) -27 (-49) -21 (-38) -14 (-25) -8 (-14) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -11 (-19) -17 (-30) -26 (-46) -31 (-56) -19 (-33)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -35 (-63) -33 (-60) -30 (-54) -24 (-44) -17 (-30) -12 (-21) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -15 (-27) -21 (-37) -28 (-51) -34 (-61) -22 (-39)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -8 (0) -25 (-1) -49 (-2) -29 (-1) -64 (-3) -109 (-4) +17 (+1) +35 (+1) -9 (0) -52 (-2) -26 (-1) -7 (0) -326 (-13)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +4 (+13) +4 (+14) +4 (+13) +2 (+7) +1 (+3) -2 ( -7) +2 (+6) +2 (+6) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13) +1 (+3) +3 (+10)   +15 (+4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 15' -1h 39' -0h 19' +0h 30' +1h 34' +4h 52' +5h 56' +4h 38' +3h 12' +0h 27' -2h 38' -2h 48'   +0h 57'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 36' -1h 36' -0h 17' +1h 06' +2h 18' +2h 55' +2h 38' +1h 36' +0h 15' -1h 08' -2h 20' -2h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -38.3 -38.1 -38.1 -25.7 -9.2 -2.8 -8.8 -25.6 -38.3 -38.2 -38.3 -38.5   -28.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -18 -16 -18 -31 -34 -34 -44 -45 -43 -41 -29 -21   -31.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -34.3 (-62) -32 (-58) -29.1 (-52) -26.8 (-48) -21.4 (-39) -15.2 (-27) -13.1 (-24) -14.7 (-26) -21 (-38) -25.5 (-46) -30.1 (-54) -33.2 (-60) -24.7 (-44)

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