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Phnom Penh vs Medan, Sumatra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia is approximately 1,118 km or 695 mi.
  • To reach Phnom Penh in this distance one would set out from Medan, Sumatra bearing 37.1° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Phnom Penh bearing 37.9° or NE .
  • Phnom Penh has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw) whereas Medan, Sumatra has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Phnom Penh is in or near the tropical dry forest biome whereas Medan, Sumatra is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.5 °C (2.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.5 °C (4.5°F) more in Phnom Penh. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 718 mm (28.3 in) less which is equivalent to 718 l/m² (17.62 US gal/ft²) or 7,180,000 l/ha (767,590 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.5° lower in Phnom Penh than in Medan, Sumatra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 14% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.7°C (8.4°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (+4) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +0 (0) +0 (0) +0 (0) +0 (0) +0 (0) 1 (+2) +1 (+2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) 0 (0) +2 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -131 (-5) -84 (-3) -70 (-3) -74 (-3) -111 (-4) +5 (+0) -2 (0) -36 (-1) +17 (+1) +1 (+0) -120 (-5) -113 (-4) -718 (-28)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -12 ( -39) -7 ( -25) -7 ( -23) -7 ( -23) 0 ( 0) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) -2 ( -6) -10 ( -33) -12 ( -39)   -45 ( -12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 24' -0h 15' -0h 02' +0h 10' +0h 22' +0h 27' +0h 25' +0h 15' +0h 02' -0h 11' -0h 22' -0h 27'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -8 -7.9 -7.7 +7.9 +7.9 +8 +7.9 +7.6 -7.6 -7.8 -7.9 -8   -1.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +5 +11 +9 +11 +19 +18 +24 +22 +19 +14 +10 +6   +14
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +1.1 (+2) +3.6 (+6) +4.6 (+8) +5.9 (+11) +6.2 (+11) +5.5 (+10) +7.4 (+13) +7.4 (+13) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +2.7 (+5) +1.4 (+3) +4.7 (+8)

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