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Medan, Sumatra vs Kolkata/ Calcutta Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia and Kolkata/ Calcutta, India is approximately 2,386 km or 1,483 mi.
  • To reach Medan, Sumatra in this distance one would set out from Kolkata/ Calcutta bearing 150.6° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Medan, Sumatra bearing 153° or SSE .
  • Medan, Sumatra has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Kolkata/ Calcutta has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Medan, Sumatra is in or near the tropical moist forest biome whereas Kolkata/ Calcutta is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 0.7 °C (1.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.6 °C (17.3°F) less in Medan, Sumatra. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 325 mm (12.8 in) more which is equivalent to 325 l/m (7.98 US gal/ft) or 3,250,000 l/ha (347,447 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.3° higher in Medan, Sumatra than in Kolkata/ Calcutta.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.3°C (4.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) 0 (-1) 0 (0) -1 (-3) -2 (-4) +0 (-1) +2 (+4) -1 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +3 (+5) -2 (-3) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) +1 (+2) +5 (+9) -1 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+15) +5 (+9) +0 (+1) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -2 (-3) +2 (+4) +8 (+14) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +127 (+5) +64 (+3) +75 (+3) +91 (+4) +103 (+4) -138 (-5) -238 (-9) -153 (-6) -81 (-3) +113 (+4) +221 (+9) +141 (+6) +325 (+13)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +12 (+39) +5 (+18) +6 (+19) +8 (+27) +4 (+13) -6 ( -20) -10 ( -32) -10 ( -32) -4 ( -13) +7 (+23) +17 (+57) +15 (+48)   +44 (+12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 02' +0h 38' +0h 07' -0h 26' -0h 55' -1h 09' -1h 02' -0h 38' -0h 06' +0h 27' +0h 55' +1h 09'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +18.9 +18.8 +18.6 +2.4 -14.1 -18.9 -14.5 +1.8 +18.6 +18.7 +18.9 +19   +7.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 +3 +3 -4 -7 -14 -24 -22 -15 -4 +2 +0   -6.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +5.6 (+10) +3.6 (+6) -0.7 (-1) -4.9 (-9) -5.2 (-9) -6.4 (-12) -8.6 (-15) -8 (-14) -6.3 (-11) -3 (-5) +1.5 (+3) +4.9 (+9) -2.3 (-4)

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