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Balikpapan, Borneo vs Medan, Sumatra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia and Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia is approximately 2,095 km or 1,302 mi.
  • To reach Balikpapan, Borneo in this distance one would set out from Medan, Sumatra bearing 104.6° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Balikpapan, Borneo bearing 104.9° or ESE .
  • Both have a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Both are in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 0.6 °C (1.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0 °C (0°F) more in Balikpapan, Borneo. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 414 mm (16.3 in) more which is equivalent to 414 l/m² (10.16 US gal/ft²) or 4,140,000 l/ha (442,593 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0° higher in Balikpapan, Borneo than in Medan, Sumatra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.7°C (4.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (0) -1 (-2) +-1 (-2) +-3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) +-2 (-4) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-2) +0 (0) +-2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +49 (+2) +78 (+3) +139 (+5) +45 (+2) -22 (-1) +115 (+5) +71 (+3) +34 (+1) +14 (+1) -116 (-5) -70 (-3) +77 (+3) +414 (+16)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) +7 (+25) +8 (+26) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +6 (+20) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) -4 ( -13) -5 ( -17) +3 (+10)   +27 (+7)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 14' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 13' -0h 16' -0h 14' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 13' +0h 16'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +4.7 +4.6 +1.5 -4.8 -4.8 -4.8 -4.8 -4.8 +0.7 +4.6 +4.8 +4.8   +0
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +8 +11 +11 +12 +13 +12 +16 +11 +4 +2 +4 +2   +8.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +2.8 (+5) +2.7 (+5) +3.6 (+6) +3.8 (+7) +3 (+5) +2.8 (+5) +3.8 (+7) +2.7 (+5) +1.9 (+3) +1.4 (+3) +1.8 (+3) +1.5 (+3) +2.7 (+5)

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