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Columbia, South Carolina vs Medan, Sumatra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Columbia, South Carolina, Usa and Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia is approximately 15,843 km or 9,845 mi.
  • To reach Columbia, South Carolina in this distance one would set out from Medan, Sumatra bearing 359.7° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Columbia, South Carolina bearing 180.3° or S .
  • Columbia, South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) whereas Medan, Sumatra has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Columbia, South Carolina is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Medan, Sumatra is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 9 °C (16.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 19.5 °C (35.1°F) more in Columbia, South Carolina. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 857.3 mm (33.8 in) less which is equivalent to 857.3 l/m² (21.04 US gal/ft²) or 8,573,000 l/ha (916,511 US gal/ac) less. About 3/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 18.6° lower in Columbia, South Carolina than in Medan, Sumatra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 12.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.7°C (21.1°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -11 (-20) -7 (-13) -3 (-6) 0 (-1) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) -2 (-3) -5 (-10) -10 (-18) -14 (-25) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-35) -18 (-32) -13 (-24) -9 (-16) -5 (-10) -2 (-3) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) -3 (-5) -9 (-15) -13 (-24) -18 (-32) -9 (-16)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-39) -21 (-37) -16 (-29) -13 (-24) -8 (-15) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -5 (-8) -12 (-21) -17 (-30) -20 (-37) -12 (-21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -26 (-1) +11 (+0) +12 (+0) -68 (-3) -152 (-6) -28 (-1) -33 (-1) -41 (-2) -114 (-4) -179 (-7) -173 (-7) -67 (-3) -857 (-34)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -5 ( -16) +1 (+4) -1 ( -3) -5 ( -17) -6 ( -19) -2 ( -7) -1 ( -3) -3 ( -10) -8 ( -27) -14 ( -45) -13 ( -43) -7 ( -23)   -64 ( -17)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 48' -1h 07' -0h 12' +0h 46' +1h 35' +2h 01' +1h 49' +1h 07' +0h 10' -0h 48' -1h 37' -2h 01'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -30.2 -30 -29.8 -13.6 +2.9 +9.4 +3.4 -13.4 -30.1 -30.2 -30.3 -30.4   -18.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -10 -10 -12 -17 -17 -13 -5 -6 -11 -19 -20 -13   -12.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -20.6 (-37) -19.1 (-34) -15.4 (-28) -13 (-23) -9.9 (-18) -5.4 (-10) -0.4 (-1) -1.2 (-2) -5.3 (-10) -13 (-23) -17.7 (-32) -19.8 (-36) -11.7 (-21)

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