If you plan to visit Batumi and even enjoy a vacation in the area, knowing a few details about the region and the city will help you plan an ideal trip. To start with, you should know that Batumi is the wettest city in Georgia, due to the fact that it enjoys a lot of rainfall throughout most of the year. This happens because the area’s weather is influenced by the onshore flow that comes from the Black Sea, making the climate here humid subtropical. So, to make sure that your trip to Batumi is not ruined by too much rain, you need to know when is the best time to visit the city and its surrounding area.
To enjoy pleasant weather that is mostly sunny and not that humid, the best time of the year to visit Batumi is at the beginning of the summer, in the months of May and June, and at the end of the summer, in September. You could come in July and August as well, but the combination between high humidity and high temperatures during these two months of summer may make your stay here rather uncomfortable. Still, if you plan to enjoy the beaches in the area, then July and August, plus the beginning of September, are indeed the best months for spending your time on the coastal area of Georgia. Also, do know that only during July and August you will find cafés and bars along the beach line open, as with the coming of autumn, the nightlife of Batumi starts to calm down, becoming rather dull for the rest of the year.
If you enjoy jazz music, the Black Sea Jazz Festival is another reason to visit Batumi in July. Every year, this festival takes place in the month of July, this year the special guest of the festival will be Jamiroquai. The crowd enjoying live music will gather on the tennis courts of Batumi, flooding the nearby clubs for the after-party. During this festival, the nightlife is this city simply sparkles, as people from all over Georgia and neighboring countries come into the city attracted by this event. For electronic music enthusiasts, the GEM Fest, which takes place from the 14th of July until the 14th of August, will manage to gather a very large number of people in Georgia, more precisely in Batumi. The event will be held in Anaklia, a location only one hour away from Batumi.
From April to May you won’t see too many tourists in Batumi, as most of them want to avoid the rainy weather. But, if it doesn’t bother you, this is a great time of the year to visit the city because it is not crowded at all. This way, your trip will be peaceful and you won’t have to make way through the swarms of people that transit the city streets all day and all night. October is another good month for visiting the city, the weather being relatively warm and pleasant. But, because it is a bit too cold to go for a swim, the best way to relax in Batumi is to visit the several spa and wellness centers in the city, to unwind and feel spoiled.