The best times to visit Medan for ideal weather are
June 11th to July 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Medan Travel Guide
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Weather in Medan
Average temperatures in Medan vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 3rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Medan, the hottest months are June, May, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 92.8°F (33.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.4°F (24.1°C) at night.
Medan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Medan Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Medan Perceived Temperature (F)
Medan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Medan Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Medan are June, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.
When can you find snow in Medan? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Medan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Medan (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Medan has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (72.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79.8%).
Wind in Medan is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and August. February’s average wind speed of around 3.1 knots (3.6 MPH or 5.8 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Medan.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||2.9||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.1||Barely noticeable||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.1||Barely noticeable||11.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.8||Barely noticeable||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||3||Barely noticeable||11.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3||Barely noticeable||11||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3||Barely noticeable||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3||Barely noticeable||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3||Barely noticeable||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.8||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.9||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.9||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Medan?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Indonesia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Medan, Indonesia is July, followed by October and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Medan in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Medan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.6°F (33.7°C) and 90.4°F (32.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Medan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 87.8°F (31°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 12 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Medan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.5°F (32.5°C) and 87.1°F (30.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.