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Lugano vs Rapid City, South Dakota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa is approximately 7,986 km or 4,963 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 42.6° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 135.6° or SE .
  • Lugano has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average temperature is 3.5 °C (6.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.1 °C (16.4°F) less in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1143.1 mm (45 in) more which is equivalent to 1143.1 l/m² (28.05 US gal/ft²) or 11,431,000 l/ha (1,222,050 US gal/ac) more. About 3 1/2 as much.
  • There are 632 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 1h 43' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.9° lower in Lugano than in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8°C (14.3°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lugano relative to Rapid City, South Dakota. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Rapid City, South Dakota vs Lugano.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +3 (+6) +1 (+1) +-1 (-2) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) +-2 (-4) +-2 (-3) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +7 (+12) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) 0 (0) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +5 (+10) +8 (+14) +4 (+6)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+21) +11 (+20) +10 (+17) +8 (+14) +5 (+8) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +6 (+10) +7 (+13) +9 (+17) +12 (+21) +7 (+13)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +71 (+3) +62 (+2) +86 (+3) +104 (+4) +120 (+5) +91 (+4) +73 (+3) +122 (+5) +129 (+5) +118 (+5) +114 (+4) +54 (+2) +1143 (+45)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) +1 (+4) 0 ( 0) +2 (+7) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) +5 (+16) +5 (+17) +4 (+13)   +32 (+9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 54' -0h 36' -1h 21' -1h 24' -2h 15' -1h 50' -1h 54' -1h 48' -2h 36' -2h 48' -1h 42' -1h 30'   -1h 43'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 12' -0h 07' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 11' +0h 14' +0h 12' +0h 07' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 11' -0h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -2 -2.1 -2 -2.1 -2 -2 -1.9 -1.9 -1.8 -1.8 -1.9 -1.9   -1.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +10 +8 +6 +16 +22 +18 +26 +32 +35 +34 +22 +12   +20.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +8.8 (+16) +7.6 (+14) +6.4 (+12) +7.3 (+13) +7 (+13) +4.5 (+8) +6 (+11) +8.4 (+15) +11 (+20) +10.4 (+19) +9.1 (+16) +9 (+16) +8 (+14)

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