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Best time to visit Medan, Indonesia

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The best time to visit Medan is September-October

When’s the best time to visit Medan, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Medan is September-October.

In summer, the temperature in Medan can rise as high as 35℃ (95℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 22℃ (71℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Medan, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. October sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Medan, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

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Medan seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Medan as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Medan is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Medan

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Medan for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Medan climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Medan for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Medan in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Medan in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 19 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 105mm (4") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 105mm (4") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Medan in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 154mm (6") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Medan in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 122mm (5") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Medan in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Medan is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (93℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Medan is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Medan is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Medan, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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