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Chicago, Illinois vs Cardiff, Wales Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Chicago, Illinois, Usa and Cardiff, Wales, Uk is approximately 6,170 km or 3,834 mi.
  • To reach Chicago, Illinois in this distance one would set out from Cardiff, Wales bearing 295.8° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Chicago, Illinois bearing 228.9° or SW .
  • Chicago, Illinois has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Cardiff, Wales has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 0.8 °C (1.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.7 °C (28.3°F) more in Chicago, Illinois. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 118 mm (4.6 in) less which is equivalent to 118 l/m² (2.9 US gal/ft²) or 1,180,000 l/ha (126,150 US gal/ac) less. About 7/8 as much.
  • There are 1012 more hours of sunlight per year in Chicago, Illinois. In whichever way circa 2h 45' more per day or about 1 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 9.6° higher in Chicago, Illinois than in Cardiff, Wales.
  • Relative humidity levels are 22.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.8°C (6.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Chicago, Illinois relative to Cardiff, Wales. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Cardiff, Wales vs Chicago, Illinois.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) +2 (+4) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +8 (+15) +7 (+12) +3 (+5) -2 (-4) -6 (-11) +2 (+3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) +2 (+3) +5 (+9) +7 (+12) +9 (+15) +8 (+14) +5 (+9) +1 (+3) -3 (-6) -7 (-12) +1 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -5 (-8) +1 (+1) +4 (+7) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +7 (+12) +4 (+6) 0 (0) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) 0 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -44 (-2) -26 (-1) -6 (0) +20 (+1) +31 (+1) +37 (+1) +12 (+0) +0 (+0) -23 (-1) -25 (-1) -44 (-2) -50 (-2) -118 (-5)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -8 ( -26) -4 ( -14) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) -5 ( -16) -6 ( -19) -8 ( -27) -8 ( -26) -7 ( -23) -8 ( -26)   -58 ( -16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 17' +2h 18' +2h 40' +1h 14' +2h 30' +3h 20' +3h 50' +3h 09' +3h 32' +3h 32' +2h 34' +2h 11'   +2h 45'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 09' +0h 40' +0h 07' -0h 27' -1h 00' -1h 18' -1h 10' -0h 41' -0h 06' +0h 28' +1h 01' +1h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +9.6 +9.7 +9.7 +9.7 +9.7 +9.7 +9.6 +9.6 +9.5 +9.5 +9.6 +9.6   +9.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -19 -20 -21 -19 -19 -17 -23 -23 -28 -31 -26 -20   -22.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -9.9 (-18) -8.9 (-16) -7.3 (-13) -2.8 (-5) +0.4 (+1) +2.6 (+5) +2.5 (+5) +1.8 (+3) -1.6 (-3) -5.2 (-9) -7.7 (-14) -9.6 (-17) -3.8 (-7)

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