An island composing the Indonesian Archipelago, the Batam Island is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the country. Being the center of the country’s flourishing free trade industry, the island city is said to be full of exciting merchandise, nightlife entertainment and flourishing businesses. Also, the weather in Batam Island is agreeable most times of the year. So, if you’re planning a vacation in Batam Island and wondering what the weather in the island is like, read on for more information on the subject.
Like most Asian countries, the Batam Island has a tropical climate. The average minimum temperature is 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) and the average maximum temperature is 34 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit). And because the island is near the equator, it can get humid sometimes. The average humidity level in Batam ranges from 73 percent to 96 percent.
In coastal areas, the temperature varies from 28 degrees Celsius (around May, June and July) to 30 degrees Celsius (in March and October).
Generally, the weather in Batam Island is the same as that of its neighboring countries, particularly Singapore and Malaysia. There are no distinct seasons, although the changes in temperature, rainfall and sunshine each month are usually consistent every year on the same month. For instance, even though dry season is basically observed at a certain time of year, you’d find that there are still rain showers distributed throughout that season. So there are two major seasons in Batam Island: the wet season and the dry season.
The wet season starts from November to April, often extending to May. The temperature can go as low as 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and as high as 34 degrees Celsius (93 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperature also tends to get lower around November and December. Further, it also tends to rain a lot around these months. For the rest of the months, rainy days alternate with sunny days and clear skies. The average amount of annual rainfall is 105 inches. The wet season also is often concluded by heavy rains and tropical depressions that come around April.
The dry season begins at June and ends at October. Typically, the rain still comes around this time and you may still experience rain showers from time to time. The average low temperature during this season is 28 degrees Celsius (83 degrees Fahrenheit) and the average high is 30 degrees Celsius (87 degrees Fahrenheit). The weather is warm and pleasant at this time of year and is definitely the best season to visit and see Batam Island.
Planning your vacation thoroughly so that it coincides with a good weather is most sensible. In fact, if you want to plan it right down to the last detail, you may want to check out weather forecasts for one full week ahead or two weeks ahead, to know what the weather in Batam Island will be like on your visit. So, visit Batam Island anytime during the dry season if you can because that shall be the best time to go there.