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Nuuk/ Godthåb vs Rapid City, South Dakota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nuuk/ Godthåb, Greenland and Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa is approximately 3,870 km or 2,405 mi.
  • To reach Nuuk/ Godthåb in this distance one would set out from Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 36.7° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Nuuk/ Godthåb bearing 80° or E .
  • Nuuk/ Godthåb has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Nuuk/ Godthåb is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome whereas Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean temperature is 9.4 °C (16.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.2 °C (23.8°F) less in Nuuk/ Godthåb. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 295.1 mm (11.6 in) more which is equivalent to 295.1 l/m² (7.24 US gal/ft²) or 2,951,000 l/ha (315,481 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 20° lower in Nuuk/ Godthåb than in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 31.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.2°C (4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Nuuk/ Godthåb 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 Nuuk/ Godthåb.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -8 (-15) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -19 (-35) -19 (-34) -17 (-30) -15 (-28) -9 (-17) -6 (-11) -14 (-24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -5 (-8) -9 (-16) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -15 (-26) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -5 (-9) -2 (-4) -9 (-17)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) 0 (-1) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -11 (-21) -9 (-17) -5 (-10) -4 (-7) 0 (-1) +2 (+4) -5 (-8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +31 (+1) +35 (+1) +26 (+1) -7 (0) -26 (-1) -22 (-1) +17 (+1) +38 (+1) +57 (+2) +42 (+2) +62 (+2) +43 (+2) +295 (+12)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -17) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) +6 (+20) +6 (+19) +4 (+13) +2 (+6)   +2 (+1)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 06' -2h 11' -0h 22' +1h 27' +3h 25' +4h 58' +4h 11' +2h 11' +0h 19' -1h 30' -3h 29' -4h 58'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -20 -20.1 -20.1 -20.2 -20.1 -20.1 -20.1 -20.1 -20 -20 -20 -19.8   -20
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +17 +18 +22 +32 +36 +33 +46 +49 +44 +36 +25 +19   +31.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +0.6 (+1) -1.6 (-3) -4.9 (-9) -3.8 (-7) -3.9 (-7) -6.7 (-12) -4.2 (-8) -2.1 (-4) -0.3 (-1) -1 (-2) +0 (+0) +1 (+2) -2.2 (-4)

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