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Rapid City, South Dakota vs Riyadh Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is approximately 11,778 km or 7,319 mi.
  • To reach Rapid City, South Dakota in this distance one would set out from Riyadh bearing 338° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 208.2° or SSW .
  • Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Riyadh has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Riyadh is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 17.7 °C (31.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.6 °C (11.9°F) more in Rapid City, South Dakota. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 359.6 mm (14.2 in) more which is equivalent to 359.6 l/m² (8.83 US gal/ft²) or 3,596,000 l/ha (384,436 US gal/ac) more. About 4 5/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 19.3° lower in Rapid City, South Dakota than in Riyadh.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.5°C (11.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rapid City, South Dakota relative to Riyadh. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Riyadh 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) -26 (-47) -27 (-49) -24 (-43) -22 (-40) -19 (-34) -15 (-27) -16 (-29) -20 (-36) -21 (-38) -25 (-45) -25 (-45) -22 (-40)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-34) -20 (-35) -20 (-36) -19 (-34) -19 (-33) -16 (-28) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -17 (-30) -18 (-32) -19 (-35) -19 (-35) -18 (-32)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-27) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -10 (-17) -8 (-14) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -12 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) +2 (+0) +0 (+0) +23 (+1) +73 (+3) +84 (+3) +65 (+3) +51 (+2) +31 (+1) +27 (+1) +7 (+0) +0 (+0) +360 (+14)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +5 (+18) +7 (+23) +8 (+27) +10 (+32) +12 (+40) +8.5 (+27) +8 (+26) +6 (+20) +5 (+16) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6)   +74.5 (+20)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 32' -0h 56' -0h 10' +0h 38' +1h 21' +1h 44' +1h 34' +0h 56' +0h 08' -0h 40' -1h 22' -1h 44'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -19.3 -19.1 -19.2 -19.2 -19.2 -19.3 -19.2 -19.5 -19.5 -19.4 -19.4 -19.4   -19.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +21 +24 +16 +26 +37 +26 +24 +21 +18 +14 +12   +20.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -14.6 (-26) -11.7 (-21) -10.6 (-19) -10.8 (-19) -4.9 (-9) +5.2 (+9) +4.2 (+8) +2.6 (+5) -3.5 (-6) -7.2 (-13) -12.3 (-22) -14 (-25) -6.5 (-12)

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