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Wake Island vs Rapid City, South Dakota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Wake Island, Usa and Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa is approximately 8,535 km or 5,304 mi.
  • To reach Wake Island in this distance one would set out from Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 284.2° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Wake Island bearing 227.6° or SW .
  • Wake Island has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 18.9 °C (34°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.5 °C (44.1°F) less in Wake Island. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 445.5 mm (17.5 in) more which is equivalent to 445.5 l/m (10.93 US gal/ft) or 4,455,000 l/ha (476,269 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 23.6° higher in Wake Island than in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Wake Island 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 Wake Island.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +26 (+47) +24 (+43) +21 (+37) +15 (+26) +10 (+18) +6 (+10) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +8 (+15) +14 (+25) +22 (+39) +26 (+46) +15 (+26)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +30 (+55) +28 (+51) +25 (+44) +19 (+34) +14 (+25) +10 (+17) +6 (+10) +7 (+13) +13 (+24) +19 (+33) +26 (+46) +30 (+54) +19 (+34)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +35 (+62) +33 (+59) +29 (+52) +23 (+42) +18 (+32) +13 (+24) +10 (+18) +12 (+22) +18 (+33) +24 (+43) +30 (+54) +34 (+61) +23 (+42)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +21 (+1) +28 (+1) +33 (+1) +11 (+0) -37 (-1) -26 (-1) +37 (+1) +105 (+4) +98 (+4) +82 (+3) +59 (+2) +35 (+1) +446 (+18)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 52' +1h 08' +0h 12' -0h 47' -1h 39' -2h 06' -1h 53' -1h 08' -0h 10' +0h 48' +1h 40' +2h 06'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +24.6 +24.4 +24.5 +24.5 +22.6 +16.4 +21.8 +25 +25 +24.9 +24.8 +24.8   +23.6

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