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Medan, Sumatra vs Jakarta, Java Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia and Jakarta, Java, Indonesia is approximately 1,412 km or 878 mi.
  • To reach Medan, Sumatra in this distance one would set out from Jakarta, Java bearing 319.9° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Medan, Sumatra bearing 320.1° or NW .
  • Medan, Sumatra has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Jakarta, Java has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am).
  • Medan, Sumatra is in or near the tropical moist forest biome whereas Jakarta, Java is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 1.5 °C (2.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.5 °C (0.9°F) less in Medan, Sumatra. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 370 mm (14.6 in) more which is equivalent to 370 l/m (9.08 US gal/ft) or 3,700,000 l/ha (395,555 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.7° higher in Medan, Sumatra than in Jakarta, Java.
  • Relative humidity levels are 16.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.2°C (9.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Medan, Sumatra relative to Jakarta, Java. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Jakarta, Java vs Medan, Sumatra.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) 1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -197 (-8) -147 (-6) -91 (-4) +10 (+0) +129 (+5) +53 (+2) +112 (+4) +146 (+6) +129 (+5) +165 (+6) +96 (+4) -35 (-1) +370 (+15)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -6 ( -19) -9 ( -32) -6 ( -19) +2 (+7) +5 (+16) +4 (+13) +7 (+23) +9 (+29) +10 (+33) +11 (+35) +7 (+23) +2 (+6)   +36 (+10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 29' -0h 18' -0h 03' +0h 12' +0h 26' +0h 33' +0h 30' +0h 18' +0h 02' -0h 13' -0h 26' -0h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -9.6 -8.9 +2.8 +9.7 +9.8 +9.7 +9.7 +9.7 +3.8 -8.8 -9.6 -9.7   +0.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -19 -24 -22 -20 -19 -18 -19 -15 -9 -8 -12 -14   -16.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -5.1 (-9) -6.4 (-12) -6.5 (-12) -6.4 (-12) -5.2 (-9) -4.5 (-8) -5.9 (-11) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -4.2 (-8) -4.5 (-8) -5 (-9) -5.2 (-9)

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