Goa in August
August in Goa emphasizes the last month of the Monsoon season. The only thing we can promise the traveler who visits Goa in August, is in all accuracy — rain. Prolonged rains gradually weaken at the beginning of the month and the end of the period we can expect that the rains will be rarer and shorter, a few minutes a day.
According to statistics, the average of rainfall in Goa in August is about 17 rainy days, with rainfall of 365 mm. An average day lasts 13 hours, with an average of 4 hours of sun. The air temperature ranges from 24 ° C to 29 ° C; the average temperature of the seawater is around 28 ° C. In August, the humidity is definitely very high with an UV index reaching a maximum level of 11 +.
August in Goa is a suitable period for holiday lovers in the lush and fresh atmosphere of picturesque greenery. Its wide beaches are empty, and inept swimmers are not recommended to go for a swim and do water sports, as it is too dangerous to deal with. For this reason, sports and leisure facilities on the beaches are not available. As in all months of the rainy season, we can rely only on a permanent tourist infrastructure. Among the relative inconvenience of the rain, you can though expect a small selection of airlines. And there are low prices on air tickets to Goa and special Monsoon discounts on accommodation and food, even in the most luxurious places.
Not only for this reason, prefer many young families from Europe with young children to go to Goa just in August. They are attracted by the tranquility, silence, a wide selection of suitable housing, the opportunity to combine a beach holiday with the child and at the same time with the regime to leisurely see the sights of the country.
In the rainy season there are possible road closures due to floods and landslides, so it is advisable to know the short-term and long-term forecast in advance, to collect information on road conditions and carefully plan your routes to and in Goa.
For those traveling to Goa for entertainment it offers pleasant surprises. Every year the August events, marking the end of the monsoon period and the beginning of the season in Goa, is becoming more and more diverse. In August 2013 Goa attracted the attention of such events as the opening of the season in the club — Top Hill (Hill Top Goa Season opening party), an outdoor Music Festival (Open Air Music Festival Off Season Blast Goa), events to mark the World Day of Goa (WORLD GOA DAY 2013 @ O MY GOA) August 20 , turned into a real festival of Goan culture, ongoing till September and the program includes numerous exhibitions and shows in the field of cooking, fashion and art.
Holidays in Goa in August: Independence Day (Independence Day) August 15th Birthday and Krishna (Krishna Janmashtami) on August 28. Various areas of the state are under the sign of the festival events of World Goa Day. On the fourth Saturday of August on the island of Divar there is also the famous festival Bonder (Bonderam Festival), a colorful and bright party, recreates Goan peasants struggle against the Portuguese. On the last days of August is the festival of St. Lawrence (St. Lawrence), which marks the end of the rainy season.