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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Medan, Sumatra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia is approximately 10,225 km or 6,354 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Medan, Sumatra bearing 34.4° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 99.1° or E .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Medan, Sumatra has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Cold Bay, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Medan, Sumatra is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 22.7 °C (40.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.4 °C (22.3°F) more in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1210.7 mm (47.7 in) less which is equivalent to 1210.7 l/m² (29.71 US gal/ft²) or 12,107,000 l/ha (1,294,319 US gal/ac) less. About 3/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 39.8° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Medan, Sumatra.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-51) -31 (-56) -29 (-53) -29 (-52) -25 (-45) -22 (-39) -19 (-35) -19 (-34) -20 (-36) -23 (-42) -26 (-47) -27 (-49) -25 (-45)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-50) -29 (-51) -27 (-49) -25 (-46) -23 (-41) -19 (-35) -16 (-28) -15 (-27) -17 (-31) -22 (-39) -25 (-44) -27 (-48) -23 (-41)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-48) -27 (-49) -26 (-47) -25 (-45) -21 (-39) -17 (-31) -14 (-26) -14 (-24) -16 (-28) -20 (-37) -23 (-42) -25 (-45) -21 (-38)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -66 (-3) -36 (-1) -55 (-2) -101 (-4) -187 (-7) -97 (-4) -109 (-4) -114 (-4) -95 (-4) -146 (-6) -141 (-6) -65 (-3) -1211 (-48)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +13 (+46) +9 (+29) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +1 (+3) +7 (+23) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3)   +43 (+12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 16' -2h 34' -0h 27' +1h 45' +3h 44' +4h 49' +4h 20' +2h 34' +0h 24' -1h 49' -3h 47' -4h 50'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -51.3 -51 -50.9 -34.8 -18.3 -11.9 -17.9 -34.7 -51.4 -51.5 -51.6 -51.6   -39.8

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