Weather in Sumatra. Actual conditions and forecast

Map of wind conditions for Sumatra area

Map of Sumatra temperature forecast

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Rain forecast for Sumatra area

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More to see in Sumatra
Ruins of ancient temples and stunning beaches with dark sand, unspoiled nature and palaces - those are main attractions of Sumatra. Each city of the island cherishes historical monuments; the most interesting attractions are located in Medan. There is Masjid Raya mosque, which is very unusual in terms of architecture; its main decoration is the black dome. The mosque was built in 1906 and is one of the main symbols of Sumatra. A historical monument of earlier period is Maimoun Palace (Istana Maimun), the residence of the rulers founded in 1888. Several rooms of the palace are open to public access, so vacationers could estimate its luxurious decoration. There is a very interesting military museum in Medan founded in 1971. It holds a rich collection of weapons including ancient artifacts and weapons of the 20th century. Bukittinggi is famous for its natural attractions; there are fantastically beautiful lakes called Maninjau and Singkarak. In the vicinity of the city lies a lot of attractive reserves; they will appeal to those who want to explore local flora and fauna. The second largest settlement of the island is the town of Palembang. It will delight curious tourists with its museums and cultural centers. Balaputra Dewa Museum and the Museum of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin, which is famous for the variety of precious exhibits, are situated there. The majestic Krakatoa volcano is also among the main symbols of the island. Travelers who wish to walk on the slopes of the … Read further

Sumatra guide chapters

Traditions and mentality of Sumatra

You have to be very quiet and calm in crowded places, the loud display of emotions is considered the first sign of bad manners. As for so many features of gestures, some of them are considered in distant countries, while on the island they are simply unacceptable. In any case don't finger anyone, as it is considered offensive. Locals believe head to be the sacred part of the body, so you can't touch it, even for a … Open

Travel guide to Sumatra

The main advantages of Sumatra are unique nature attractions and incredibly beautiful beaches. As the island is volcanic, many local beaches are covered with dark sand. They look very exotic. Sumatra beaches provide excellent conditions for peaceful recreation, as well as for water sports. On Samosir Island, there is one of the most popular beaches called Tuk-Tuk. Despite the beach being located on the … Open

Best beaches

Lampuuk area suites for fans of traditional beach vacations. Located in the western part of the coastline, this spacious beach is covered with soft golden sand and is an excellent choice for both kids and adults. That’s a very calm and flat beach without noisy entertainment places. However, it’s better to take all necessary stuff along, if you are used to comfortable leisure. Lampuuk beach is regarded as … Open

Advices for travellers

7. Prices in local markets and shopping stores are able to surprise even budget travelers. You can bargain with sellers, but don’t expect big discounts. The fact is that many indigenous people have a very modest income, that’s why they aren’t eager to reduce the price. 8. Tipping is common on Sumatra. Tips of 10-15% of the amount of services rendered will be enough. In some large restaurants a … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Travelers who visit this picturesque island have a unique opportunity to taste unique national dishes in Sumatran restaurants. Local cuisine is famous for its distinctive traditions; it is sure to appeal to those who are fond of Indian and Chinese cooking traditions. The basis of many treats consists of cereals, in particular, beans and rice. They both are served as stand-alone dishes, and as a garnish to other … Open

Attractions and active leisure

In the city of Palembang there is one of the most interesting and picturesque zoos. There are elephants and crocodiles, orangutans and bears, as well as exotic representatives of the local fauna among its inhabitants. Undoubtedly, the most attractive destination for foreign visitors remains Krakatoa volcano. Its last eruption was in 1883, after that a chain of small coral islands was formed near Sumatra. Currently, … Open

Weather in the region of Sumatra

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