The best times to visit Batam for ideal weather are

January 15th to March 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Batam

Temperature

Average temperatures in Batam vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 5th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Batam, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 89.7°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.8°F (24.9°C) at night.

Batam Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Batam Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Batam Perceived Temperature (F)

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Batam Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Batam Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan8680.675.4
Feb8781.275.6
Mar87.781.975.9
Apr89.182.676.3
May8982.776.7
Jun8982.676.4
Jul87.981.875.8
Aug87.781.675.6
Sep88.281.775.4
Oct88.681.875.7
Nov87.48175.4
Dec86.380.575.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan302724.1
Feb30.627.324.2
Mar30.927.724.4
Apr31.728.124.6
May31.728.224.8
Jun31.728.124.7
Jul31.127.724.3
Aug30.927.624.2
Sep31.227.624.1
Oct31.427.724.3
Nov30.827.224.1
Dec30.226.924.3


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Batam are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Batam? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Batam.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Batam (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan18%05.6
Feb13%02.5
Mar18%04.9
Apr22%04.3
May19%04.4
Jun27%04.6
Jul30%05.8
Aug24%05.9
Sep27%05.7
Oct25%04.9
Nov32%07.4
Dec30%08.5

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan18014.2
Feb1306.4
Mar18012.4
Apr22010.9
May19011.2
Jun27011.7
Jul30014.7
Aug24015
Sep27014.5
Oct25012.4
Nov32018.8
Dec30021.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Batam has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (72.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (79.9%).

Wind in Batam is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Batam.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.8Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Feb8.3Gentle breeze15.6Significant breeze
Mar6.3Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Apr4.3Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
May3.7Barely noticeable9.4Significant breeze
Jun4.3Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Jul5.1Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Aug5.3Light breeze12Significant breeze
Sep4.8Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
Oct3.6Barely noticeable9.5Gentle breeze
Nov3.5Barely noticeable9.6Significant breeze
Dec5.2Light breeze11.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan74.6%
Feb72.3%
Mar74.6%
Apr76%
May77.8%
Jun77.1%
Jul77.9%
Aug77.1%
Sep77%
Oct76.8%
Nov79.9%
Dec79.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Batam?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Indonesia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Batam, Indonesia is December, followed by March and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Batam in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 89.3 in November means 89.3% of the tourists vs. December.


Overall Batam Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 87.1°F (30.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Batam, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89°F (31.7°C) and 86.9°F (30.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 8 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Batam to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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