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Lugano vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 7,638 km or 4,746 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 46.7° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 128.4° or SE .
  • Lugano has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 1.6 °C (2.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.2 °C (23.8°F) less in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 762.7 mm (30 in) more which is equivalent to 762.7 l/m² (18.72 US gal/ft²) or 7,627,000 l/ha (815,377 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 655 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 1h 47' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.5° lower in Lugano than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.4% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.8°C (6.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) +-2 (-3) -4 (-8) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) +2 (+3) +7 (+12) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+17) +8 (+14) +4 (+7) +1 (+1) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) 0 (0) +3 (+5) +8 (+14) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+21) +10 (+18) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) +0 (+1) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +10 (+18) +3 (+6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +55 (+2) +46 (+2) +51 (+2) +72 (+3) +108 (+4) +62 (+2) +42 (+2) +66 (+3) +70 (+3) +80 (+3) +81 (+3) +32 (+1) +763 (+30)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +2 (+7) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +2 (+6)   +22 (+6)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 48' -0h 46' -0h 50' -1h 40' -2h 30' -2h 26' -1h 52' -1h 48' -2h 40' -2h 50' -2h 06' -1h 09'   -1h 47'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 28' -0h 16' -0h 03' +0h 11' +0h 24' +0h 32' +0h 28' +0h 16' +0h 02' -0h 11' -0h 25' -0h 32'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4.5 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.5 -4.5 -4.4 -4.4 -4.4 -4.3 -4.4 -4.5   -4.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -1 +0 +3 +12 +16 +12 +14 +13 +21 +24 +11 +0   +10.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +8.7 (+16) +7.1 (+13) +4.1 (+7) +3.4 (+6) +1.9 (+3) -0.6 (-1) +0.1 (+0) +0.3 (+1) +3.5 (+6) +5.4 (+10) +4.7 (+8) +7.1 (+13) +3.8 (+7)

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