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Nome, Alaska vs Medan, Sumatra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nome, Alaska, Usa and Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia is approximately 9,930 km or 6,171 mi.
  • To reach Nome, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Medan, Sumatra bearing 25.3° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Nome, Alaska bearing 96.8° or E .
  • Nome, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Medan, Sumatra has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • Nome, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Medan, Sumatra is in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 29.4 °C (52.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 25.4 °C (45.7°F) more in Nome, Alaska. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1747.2 mm (68.8 in) less which is equivalent to 1747.2 l/m² (42.88 US gal/ft²) or 17,472,000 l/ha (1,867,873 US gal/ac) less. About 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 49° lower in Nome, Alaska than in Medan, Sumatra.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 24.6°C (44.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -39 (-69) -42 (-76) -39 (-70) -36 (-64) -26 (-48) -20 (-37) -18 (-32) -19 (-33) -22 (-39) -29 (-52) -35 (-64) -38 (-69) -30 (-54)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -40 (-72) -42 (-75) -39 (-70) -34 (-61) -25 (-45) -19 (-35) -15 (-27) -16 (-29) -20 (-36) -28 (-51) -35 (-63) -40 (-71) -29 (-53)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -40 (-72) -42 (-76) -40 (-72) -35 (-64) -25 (-44) -18 (-33) -15 (-26) -15 (-28) -20 (-35) -27 (-49) -35 (-62) -40 (-72) -29 (-53)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -118 (-5) -79 (-3) -96 (-4) -134 (-5) -229 (-9) -122 (-5) -118 (-5) -127 (-5) -145 (-6) -222 (-9) -221 (-9) -137 (-5) -1747 (-69)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) +3 (+11) +1 (+3) -3 ( -10) -5 ( -16) -3 ( -10) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) -2 ( -7) -7 ( -23) -8 ( -27) -5 ( -16)   -28 ( -8)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 58' -3h 55' -0h 41' +2h 39' +5h 56' +8h 14' +7h 07' +3h 56' +0h 35' -2h 44' -6h 02' -8h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -60.5 -60.3 -60.2 -44.1 -27.6 -21.2 -27.2 -44 -60.7 -60.7 -60.8 -60.7   -49
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +13 +18 +20 +20 +16 +17 +27 +25 +17 +12 +12 +10   +17.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -35.7 (-64) -36 (-65) -33.2 (-60) -28.5 (-51) -20.5 (-37) -14.9 (-27) -8.8 (-16) -10 (-18) -16.1 (-29) -24.6 (-44) -31.2 (-56) -36 (-65) -24.6 (-44)

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