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Rapid City, South Dakota vs Addis Ababa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is approximately 12,987 km or 8,070 mi.
  • To reach Rapid City, South Dakota in this distance one would set out from Addis Ababa bearing 330.3° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 222.9° or SW .
  • Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Addis Ababa has a subtropical highland climate with dry winters (Cwb).
  • Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Addis Ababa is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 7.9 °C (14.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.7 °C (44.5°F) more in Rapid City, South Dakota. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 628.1 mm (24.7 in) less which is equivalent to 628.1 l/m² (15.42 US gal/ft²) or 6,281,000 l/ha (671,481 US gal/ac) less. About 3/7 as much.
  • There are 293 more hours of sunlight per year in Rapid City, South Dakota. In whichever way circa 0h 47' more per day or about 1 1/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 27.9° lower in Rapid City, South Dakota than in Addis Ababa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 9.9°C (17.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rapid City, South Dakota relative to Addis Ababa. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Addis Ababa 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) -21 (-38) -20 (-36) -17 (-31) -10 (-18) -5 (-10) +2 (+4) +10 (+18) +9 (+16) 2 (+3) -5 (-9) -15 (-27) -20 (-36) -8 (-14)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-36) -19 (-35) -17 (-30) -11 (-19) -5 (-9) +2 (+3) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) -1 (-1) -6 (-10) -14 (-24) -19 (-34) -8 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-34) -18 (-33) -16 (-29) -11 (-20) -5 (-9) +2 (+3) +5 (+9) +3 (+6) -3 (-5) -7 (-12) -12 (-22) -18 (-32) -8 (-15)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -12 (0) -20 (-1) -56 (-2) -43 (-2) +25 (+1) -28 (-1) -180 (-7) -218 (-9) -86 (-3) -12 (0) +3 (+0) -2 (0) -628 (-25)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) +1 (+4) -1 ( -3) -4 ( -13) +3 (+10) -7 ( -23) -19 ( -61) -20 ( -65) -17 ( -57) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) +3 (+10)   -56 ( -15)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 27' -1h 29' -0h 25' +1h 30' +0h 46' +3h 52' +7h 44' +6h 32' +3h 30' -0h 32' -3h 38' -4h 54'   +0h 47'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 26' -1h 29' -0h 16' +1h 01' +2h 09' +2h 43' +2h 28' +1h 30' +0h 14' -1h 04' -2h 10' -2h 43'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -34.9 -34.7 -34.8 -29.1 -12.6 -6.1 -12.1 -28.9 -35.1 -34.9 -35 -35.1   -27.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +12 +5 -10 -4 -13 -41 -42 -35 -15 -2 +4   -10.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -15.5 (-28) -14.2 (-26) -13.6 (-24) -12 (-22) -5.7 (-10) -1.6 (-3) -3.3 (-6) -5.4 (-10) -9.7 (-17) -9.2 (-17) -12.3 (-22) -16 (-29) -9.9 (-18)

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