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Rapid City, South Dakota vs Adelaide, South Australia Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa and Adelaide, South Australia, Australia is approximately 14,747 km or 9,164 mi.
  • To reach Rapid City, South Dakota in this distance one would set out from Adelaide, South Australia bearing 59.3° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 78.9° or E .
  • Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Adelaide, South Australia has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Adelaide, South Australia is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 8.4 °C (15°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.8 °C (30.2°F) more in Rapid City, South Dakota. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 13.4 mm (0.5 in) more which is equivalent to 13.4 l/m (0.33 US gal/ft) or 134,000 l/ha (14,325 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 216 more hours of sunlight per year in Rapid City, South Dakota. In whichever way circa 0h 34' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.4° lower in Rapid City, South Dakota than in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.9°C (10.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rapid City, South Dakota relative to Adelaide, South Australia. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Adelaide, South Australia 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) -26 (-47) -24 (-44) -18 (-32) -8 (-15) 1 (+2) +9 (+17) +15 (+27) +13 (+24) +5 (+9) -4 (-7) -16 (-28) -23 (-41) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-48) -25 (-45) -19 (-34) -10 (-18) -1 (-2) +7 (+12) +12 (+21) +9 (+17) +2 (+3) -6 (-12) -17 (-30) -24 (-43) -8 (-15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -20 (-37) -12 (-22) -3 (-6) +4 (+7) +8 (+15) +6 (+10) -2 (-3) -9 (-16) -18 (-32) -25 (-45) -11 (-19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -10 (0) -7 (0) +3 (+0) +15 (+1) +24 (+1) +34 (+1) -1 (0) +0 (+0) -9 (0) -10 (0) -10 (0) -14 (-1) +13 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) +2 (+7) +4 (+13) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -3 ( -10) -7 ( -23) -8 ( -26) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -19) -3 ( -10) -1 ( -3)   -29 ( -8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -5h 21' -3h 38' -0h 56' +1h 36' +3h 34' +5h 34' +6h 15' +4h 27' +2h 36' +0h 27' -3h 08' -4h 34'   +0h 34'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 57' -3h 04' -0h 33' +2h 07' +4h 23' +5h 33' +5h 01' +3h 04' +0h 29' -2h 11' -4h 26' -5h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -48.7 -30 -8.6 +14.7 +31.3 +37.8 +31.7 +15 -7.9 -30.4 -48.7 -56   -8.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +30 +28 +22 +3 -7 -13 -22 -20 -11 -1 +15 +25   +4.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -14.7 (-26) -13.8 (-25) -10.3 (-19) -7.9 (-14) -2.9 (-5) +3 (+5) +4.5 (+8) +2.5 (+5) -2 (-4) -5.8 (-10) -9.7 (-17) -13.5 (-24) -5.9 (-11)

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