Batam, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2021]

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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

If you go to Batam in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you go to Batam in February, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (mid 20s C).

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March

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

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April

April 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.

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May

May in this region 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.

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June

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

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July

July 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.

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August

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

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September

Traveling to Batam in September, 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).

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October

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

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November

November in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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December

December is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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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 adapter that supports outlet types C and F. This one is sufficent for most places, but you may want to check with your hotel.
  • A SIM card that works in Batam. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some locations you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Emergency water purifier

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