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Kingston vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kingston, Jamaica and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 3,076 km or 1,911 mi.
  • To reach Kingston in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 143.5° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kingston bearing 152.1° or SSE .
  • Kingston has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • The average annual temperature is 17.2 °C (30.9°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 29.3 °C (52.7°F) less in Kingston. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 30.3 mm (1.2 in) less which is equivalent to 30.3 l/m (0.74 US gal/ft) or 303,000 l/ha (32,393 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • There are 247 more hours of sunlight per year in Kingston. In whichever way circa 0h 40' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.8° higher in Kingston than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 15.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 19.8°C (35.7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +31 (+56) +28 (+51) +21 (+37) +13 (+24) +7 (+13) +3 (+6) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +7 (+12) +13 (+24) +22 (+40) +30 (+53) +15 (+27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +33 (+59) +30 (+53) +23 (+42) +16 (+29) +11 (+19) +6 (+11) +3 (+6) +5 (+8) +10 (+17) +16 (+29) +24 (+42) +31 (+55) +17 (+31)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +34 (+61) +31 (+56) +25 (+46) +19 (+33) +14 (+26) +9 (+16) +6 (+10) +7 (+13) +13 (+23) +19 (+34) +25 (+45) +32 (+57) +19 (+35)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -4 (0) -10 (0) -49 (-2) -48 (-2) +45 (+2) +1 (+0) -45 (-2) -15 (-1) -4 (0) +102 (+4) +7 (+0) -9 (0) -30 (-1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -4 ( -13) -5 ( -18) -7 ( -23) -7 ( -23) -5 ( -16) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -10) -3 ( -10) -1 ( -3) +3 (+10) 0 ( 0) -3 ( -10)   -39 ( -11)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +3h 58' +2h 47' +2h 27' +1h 02' -0h 27' -2h 22' -2h 05' -1h 27' -1h 34' -0h 05' +2h 20' +3h 38'   +0h 40'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 41' +1h 02' +0h 11' -0h 42' -1h 29' -1h 53' -1h 42' -1h 02' -0h 09' +0h 44' +1h 30' +1h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +23.6 +23.5 +23.5 +23.6 +18.8 +12.6 +18.3 +23.6 +23.5 +23.5 +23.5 +23.5   +21.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +3 +8 +15 +24 +22 +18 +21 +13 +19 +26 +10 +5   +15.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +31.4 (+57) +29.6 (+53) +24.9 (+45) +20.8 (+37) +15.5 (+28) +10 (+18) +8.3 (+15) +7.7 (+14) +13.8 (+25) +21.4 (+39) +24.4 (+44) +30 (+54) +19.8 (+36)

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