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Kristiansand vs Rapid City, South Dakota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Kristiansand, Norway and Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa is approximately 7,006 km or 4,354 mi.
  • To reach Kristiansand in this distance one would set out from Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 33.5° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Kristiansand bearing 131.3° or SE .
  • Kristiansand has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Kristiansand is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 0.9 °C (1.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.2 °C (16.6°F) less in Kristiansand. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 940.1 mm (37 in) more which is equivalent to 940.1 l/m² (23.07 US gal/ft²) or 9,401,000 l/ha (1,005,029 US gal/ac) more. About 3 as much.
  • There are 937 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Kristiansand. In whichever way circa 2h 33' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 14° lower in Kristiansand than in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 26.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5°C (8.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Kristiansand 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 Kristiansand.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +-1 (-1) +-2 (-3) +-3 (-5) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) +-2 (-4) +1 (+2) -4 (-8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) -1 (-2) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -6 (-10) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) +2 (+4) 0 (0) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +4 (+6) +6 (+12) +9 (+16) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +120 (+5) +88 (+3) +38 (+1) +20 (+1) -23 (-1) -9 (0) +39 (+2) +92 (+4) +125 (+5) +125 (+5) +164 (+6) +162 (+6) +940 (+37)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +13 (+42) +10 (+35) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) +5 (+16) +7 (+23) +12 (+40) +13 (+42) +15 (+50) +16 (+52)   +96 (+26)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 50' -2h 30' -2h 30' -1h 22' -0h 27' -0h 20' -2h 15' -2h 46' -3h 48' -4h 27' -3h 42' -3h 44'   -2h 33'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -2h 10' -1h 14' -0h 13' +0h 50' +1h 52' +2h 31' +2h 13' +1h 14' +0h 11' -0h 52' -1h 54' -2h 31'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -14.1 -14.2 -14.2 -14.2 -14.1 -14.1 -14 -14 -13.9 -14 -14 -14   -14
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +21 +18 +16 +23 +18 +17 +30 +38 +40 +39 +32 +27   +26.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +6.4 (+12) +4.6 (+8) +3.3 (+6) +3.9 (+7) +2.1 (+4) +0.1 (+0) +2.5 (+5) +5.1 (+9) +7.3 (+13) +7.5 (+14) +7.7 (+14) +9.1 (+16) +5 (+9)

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