Medan

Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

26°C
6:10 18:08
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Today's forecast

06:00Weather icon at 06:00 for Indonesia25°C
09:00Weather icon at 09:00 for Indonesia26°C
12:00Weather icon at 12:00 for Indonesia27°C
15:00Weather icon at 15:00 for Indonesia29°C
18:00Weather icon at 18:00 for Indonesia27°C
21:00Weather icon at 21:00 for Indonesia27°C

Air conditions

Real Feel

28°C

Wind

2 m/s

Chance of rain

0%

UV Index

7

Chance of snow

0%

Humidity

94%

Visibility

10 km

Pressure

1012 mb.

7-day forecast

Today
Weather icon at 2023-11-12 for IndonesiaModerate rain
29°C / 25°C
Mon
Weather icon at 2023-11-13 for IndonesiaModerate rain
29°C / 25°C
Tue
Weather icon at 2023-11-14 for IndonesiaModerate rain
28°C / 24°C
Wed
Weather icon at 2023-11-15 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
27°C / 24°C
Thu
Weather icon at 2023-11-16 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
25°C / 24°C
Fri
Weather icon at 2023-11-17 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
30°C / 24°C
Sat
Weather icon at 2023-11-18 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
29°C / 24°C

Description

Located in the northern part of the island of Sumatra, Medan is the largest city in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. As the fourth most populous city in the country, Medan is also one of the busiest and most developed cities in Sumatra.

With its strategic location, Medan has become a major trading hub for the region. It serves as the gateway to other parts of Sumatra, and as such, is an important transportation hub, with many flights to other cities in Indonesia, as well as to Singapore and Malaysia. As a result, the city is constantly buzzing with activity, and is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

The city of Medan has a rich cultural and historical heritage. It was once a small village and a major trading port for traders from India, China and Europe. This has resulted in a diverse cultural mix with influences from many different cultures. The local architecture reflects this mix, with traditional Indonesian, Dutch and Chinese styles blending together to form a unique architectural style.

One of the must-visit places in Medan is the Maimun Palace, also known as the Sultan’s Palace, which showcases traditional Sumatran architecture. Another landmark worth visiting is the Great Mosque of Medan, which displays a mix of Indian and Islamic architectural influences.

The city is renowned for its food, which is known for its spicy and rich flavours. A traditional meal in Medan typically consists of rice, vegetables, curry, meat or fish, and sambal, a spicy chili paste that is a staple in Indonesian cuisine. Don't miss out on sampling the city's famous durian fruit, which Sumatra is renowned for producing some of the best.

Medan is also surrounded by a breathtaking countryside. The region is home to Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, and the Karo Highlands, which feature active volcanoes, hot springs, and scenic hikes. Visitors to the region can also experience traditional Batak culture, famous for its music, dance, and weaving.

Overall, Medan offers a unique experience for those visiting Sumatra. Its diverse cultural mix, historical significance, delicious food, and stunning natural landscapes make it a must-visit destination for all travellers.

7-day forecast

Today
Weather icon at 2023-11-12 for IndonesiaModerate rain
29°C / 25°C
Mon
Weather icon at 2023-11-13 for IndonesiaModerate rain
29°C / 25°C
Tue
Weather icon at 2023-11-14 for IndonesiaModerate rain
28°C / 24°C
Wed
Weather icon at 2023-11-15 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
27°C / 24°C
Thu
Weather icon at 2023-11-16 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
25°C / 24°C
Fri
Weather icon at 2023-11-17 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
30°C / 24°C
Sat
Weather icon at 2023-11-18 for IndonesiaPatchy Rain
29°C / 24°C