Best time to go to Sumatra for a perfect weather and where to go?

Find the very best time to visit Sumatra from average weather conditions in many locations like Bukit Lawang or Tanjungpinang, below.

When is the best time to go to Sumatra?

When is the best time to go to Sumatra? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Sumatra, the weather is at least tolerable in July and August
  • The best month to go to Medan regarding the weather is February
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Medan
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, August, September, October, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Banda Aceh and Sigli, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Banda Aceh

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Sumatra for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 23°C to 31°C
79%
February 23°C to 31°C
74%
March 24°C to 32°C
78%
April 24°C to 33°C
86%
May 25°C to 33°C
82%
June 25°C to 33°C
67%
July 25°C to 32°C
67%
August 24°C to 32°C
76%
September 24°C to 32°C
77%
October 24°C to 32°C
80%
November 23°C to 31°C
91%
December 23°C to 31°C
88%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Sumatra by cities

Medan

Best time to go to Medan

The best time to visit Medan is february.

Banda Aceh

Best time to go to Banda Aceh

The best months to go to Banda Aceh are january, february, march, may, june, july, august, september and october.

Bukittinggi

Best time to go to Bukittinggi

The best months to go to Bukittinggi are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Gunungsitoli (Pulau Nias)

Best time to go to Gunungsitoli (Pulau Nias)

The best months to go to Gunungsitoli (Pulau Nias) are january, february, march, april, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Jambi City

Best time to go to Jambi City

The best months to go to Jambi City are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Palembang

Best time to go to Palembang

The best months to go to Palembang are july and september.


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Temperatures and rainfall in Sumatra

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Sumatra and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Medan, Banda Aceh, Bukittinggi, Gunungsitoli (Pulau Nias) and Jambi City, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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72% 63% 66% 75% 82% 74% 75% 87% 85% 89% 93% 90%
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84% 86% 92% 96% 92% 74% 64% 67% 65% 83% 93% 92%
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83% 80% 81% 96% 93% 77% 79% 88% 95% 87% 96% 92%
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Where to go in Sumatra?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Medan32°C33°C34°C35°C35°C35°C35°C35°C34°C34°C33°C33°C
Banda Aceh31°C32°C32°C33°C33°C34°C33°C33°C33°C33°C31°C31°C
Bukittinggi27°C28°C28°C28°C29°C29°C29°C29°C29°C29°C27°C27°C
Gunungsitoli (Pulau Nias)32°C32°C33°C33°C33°C33°C33°C33°C32°C33°C32°C32°C
Jambi City32°C32°C33°C33°C33°C34°C33°C34°C34°C34°C33°C32°C
Palembang32°C32°C33°C34°C34°C34°C33°C34°C35°C35°C34°C32°C
Pematangsiantar29°C30°C30°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C30°C29°C
Bandar Lampung32°C32°C32°C32°C32°C32°C31°C32°C33°C33°C32°C32°C
Bengkulu32°C32°C33°C33°C33°C33°C33°C33°C32°C33°C32°C32°C
Dumai32°C33°C34°C34°C34°C34°C34°C34°C34°C34°C32°C32°C
Padang City31°C31°C31°C32°C32°C32°C31°C32°C31°C31°C31°C31°C
Batam31°C31°C33°C34°C34°C33°C33°C33°C33°C33°C33°C32°C
Berastagi25°C25°C26°C26°C27°C27°C27°C27°C26°C26°C25°C24°C
Bukit Lawang32°C33°C34°C35°C35°C36°C35°C35°C35°C35°C33°C33°C
Gunung Leuser National Park32°C33°C34°C34°C34°C34°C34°C34°C33°C33°C32°C32°C
Lac Maninjau27°C28°C28°C28°C29°C29°C29°C29°C29°C29°C27°C27°C
lake Toba25°C25°C26°C26°C27°C27°C27°C27°C26°C26°C25°C24°C
Parapat29°C30°C30°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C30°C29°C
Payakumbuh28°C28°C29°C29°C30°C30°C30°C30°C30°C30°C28°C28°C
Samosir29°C30°C30°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C31°C30°C29°C

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Is this weather information for Sumatra reliable?

Climate data for Sumatra has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Sumatra allows us to determine the average for each month in Medan, Banda Aceh, Bukittinggi, Gunungsitoli (Pulau Nias), Jambi City, Palembang, Pematangsiantar, Bandar Lampung, and 25 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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