Batam, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Batam, Indonesia? If you're planning to go to Batam, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Batam, Indonesia

Based on the climate and weather in Batam, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Batam, Indonesia by month

January

January in Batam is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

February

February in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

March

March in Batam is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses

April

April in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

May

Traveling to Batam in May, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

June

If you are traveling to Batam in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

July

Traveling to Batam in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

August

August in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

September

Traveling to Batam in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

October

October can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

November

If you go to Batam in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

December

If you are traveling to Batam in December, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Batam, Indonesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Batam, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Batam
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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