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Puerto Plata vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 3,258 km or 2,024 mi.
  • To reach Puerto Plata in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 131° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Puerto Plata bearing 143.1° or SE .
  • Puerto Plata has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Puerto Plata is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 15.1 °C (27.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 27.3 °C (49.1°F) less in Puerto Plata. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1084.7 mm (42.7 in) more which is equivalent to 1084.7 l/m² (26.62 US gal/ft²) or 10,847,000 l/ha (1,159,616 US gal/ac) more. About 2 2/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 20.7° higher in Puerto Plata than in Des Moines, Iowa.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +29 (+53) +26 (+47) +20 (+35) +12 (+22) +6 (+11) +3 (+6) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +7 (+12) +13 (+24) +20 (+36) +28 (+50) +14 (+25)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +30 (+54) +27 (+48) +21 (+37) +14 (+25) +8 (+15) +4 (+8) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +8 (+15) +15 (+26) +21 (+38) +28 (+50) +15 (+27)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +31 (+55) +27 (+49) +21 (+39) +16 (+28) +10 (+18) +6 (+10) +4 (+7) +5 (+10) +10 (+17) +16 (+29) +22 (+40) +28 (+50) +16 (+29)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +185 (+7) +134 (+5) +75 (+3) +75 (+3) +75 (+3) -31 (-1) -18 (-1) -19 (-1) +7 (+0) +92 (+4) +238 (+9) +274 (+11) +1085 (+43)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 35' +0h 58' +0h 10' -0h 40' -1h 24' -1h 46' -1h 36' -0h 58' -0h 09' +0h 41' +1h 25' +1h 46'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +21.8 +21.7 +21.7 +21.7 +20.4 +14.4 +19.6 +21.8 +21.7 +21.7 +21.7 +21.7   +20.7

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