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Barcelona vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Barcelona, Spain and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 7,514 km or 4,669 mi.
  • To reach Barcelona in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 54° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Barcelona bearing 126.3° or SE .
  • Barcelona has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • The mean annual temperature is 5.4 °C (9.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.6 °C (31.7°F) less in Barcelona. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 183.3 mm (7.2 in) less which is equivalent to 183.3 l/m² (4.5 US gal/ft²) or 1,833,000 l/ha (195,960 US gal/ac) less. About 7/9 as much.
  • There are 318 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Barcelona. In whichever way circa 0h 52' less per day or about 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.2° higher in Barcelona than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.5°C (13.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +15 (+27) +13 (+24) +8 (+14) +1 (+3) -1 (-1) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +3 (+6) +7 (+13) +13 (+23) +5 (+8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+28) +14 (+24) +8 (+15) +2 (+4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) +3 (+5) +5 (+9) +9 (+15) +14 (+25) +5 (+10)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +18 (+32) +16 (+29) +11 (+21) +7 (+12) +3 (+6) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +3 (+6) +7 (+12) +9 (+16) +12 (+22) +16 (+28) +9 (+16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +19 (+1) +8 (+0) -11 (0) -35 (-1) -36 (-1) -76 (-3) -74 (-3) -41 (-2) -11 (0) +27 (+1) +29 (+1) +16 (+1) -183 (-7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -3 ( -10) -5 ( -17) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -10) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3)   -24 ( -7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 09' -0h 02' -0h 44' -0h 46' -0h 30' -1h 00' -0h 25' -1h 56' -2h 14' -1h 58' -0h 46' -0h 11'   -0h 52'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 01' +0h 00' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 01' -0h 01' -0h 00' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 01'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +0.2 +0.1 +0.1 +0.1 +0.2 +0.2 +0.3 +0.4 +0.3 +0.3 +0.3 +0.2   +0.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -3 -3 +11 +16 +14 +10 +14 +15 +21 +22 +10 +0   +10.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +14.1 (+25) +11.9 (+21) +9.6 (+17) +6.1 (+11) +2.6 (+5) +0.2 (+0) +1.9 (+3) +3.4 (+6) +7.5 (+14) +10 (+18) +10 (+18) +12.8 (+23) +7.5 (+14)

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