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Jan Mayen Island vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Jan Mayen Island, Norway and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 5,526 km or 3,434 mi.
  • To reach Jan Mayen Island in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 25.2° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Jan Mayen Island bearing 102° or ESE .
  • Jan Mayen Island has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • The annual average temperature is 10.2 °C (18.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 20.8 °C (37.4°F) less in Jan Mayen Island. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 213.3 mm (8.4 in) less which is equivalent to 213.3 l/m² (5.23 US gal/ft²) or 2,133,000 l/ha (228,032 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 29.4° lower in Jan Mayen Island than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 25% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.8°C (8.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) -10 (-19) -18 (-32) -21 (-37) -23 (-41) -23 (-42) -21 (-38) -18 (-33) -14 (-25) -7 (-12) +0 (-1) -13 (-24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) -1 (-2) -8 (-14) -14 (-24) -17 (-30) -20 (-36) -20 (-36) -17 (-31) -14 (-26) -11 (-20) -5 (-9) +1 (+2) -10 (-18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +1 (+2) -5 (-8) -10 (-19) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -14 (-24) -11 (-19) -7 (-12) -3 (-5) +4 (+7) -7 (-12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +42 (+2) +19 (+1) -11 (0) -41 (-2) -68 (-3) -86 (-3) -60 (-2) -53 (-2) -16 (-1) +9 (+0) +22 (+1) +32 (+1) -213 (-8)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +14 (+45) +13 (+46) +11 (+35) +9 (+30) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +8 (+26) +9 (+29) +11 (+37) +14 (+45) +15 (+50) +15 (+48)   +126 (+35)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -9h 02' -4h 23' -0h 41' +2h 46' +7h 52' +9h 02' +9h 08' +4h 26' +0h 35' -2h 53' -8h 02' -9h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -29.1 -29.4 -29.5 -29.5 -29.4 -29.4 -29.4 -29.3 -29.3 -29.2 -29 -29.4   -29.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +14 +21 +28 +30 +30 +36 +30 +32 +31 +23 +14   +25
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +4.5 (+8) +1.2 (+2) -4 (-7) -6.8 (-12) -9.5 (-17) -13.1 (-24) -11.3 (-20) -10.3 (-19) -7 (-13) -3.8 (-7) -0.5 (-1) +3.2 (+6) -4.8 (-9)

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