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Weather in Goa

This guide has seasons forecast, everything you need to know about weather in Goa

Goa is in the west coast of India with the Arabian Sea on the one side and the hills of the Western Ghats and forests on the other. It is never too hot in Goa, given the fact that almost the entire country sees a scorching summer. The winter is also mild. The chilly wind of the winter, which freezes much of the North and Central India, does not affect Goa, thanks to the warm breeze coming in from the Arabian Sea. Similarly, the summer winds from the deserts of Rajasthan also do not reach Goa.

This means, there are no sharp changes in the temperature. But it does become hotter in the summer months, and cools down in the winter. The weather patterns also change, depending on the time of the year.

There are 3 main seasons in Goa – summer, monsoon or the rainy season, and the winter. The summer between March and early June is long, while the winter between December and January is short. The monsoon season is typically between June and August. However, it can rain at other times of the year as well, thanks to Goa’s coastal location. Clouds come in from the Arabian Sea, hits the Western Ghats hills, and downpours its content.

Quick Overview

Infographic: Weather seasons and temperature in Goa

Month Avg. Temperature Rainfall Humidity Sunshine Wind
January

31°C

0.2 mm

57%

11 hours

6 Mph

February

31°C

0.1 mm

58%

10 hours

6 Mph

March

32°C

1.2 mm

63%

11 hours

6 Mph

April

33°C

12 mm

68%

12 hours

6 Mph

May

33°C

113 mm

73%

12 hours

7 Mph

June

30°C

868 mm

81%

8 hours

8 Mph

July

29°C

995 mm

86%

6 hours

9 Mph

August

29°C

513 mm

86%

5 hours

7 Mph

September

29°C

252 mm

83%

7 hours

6 Mph

October

31°C

125 mm

75%

9 hours

5 Mph

November

33°C

31 mm

63%

9 hours

6 Mph

December

32°C

17 mm

57%

10 hours

6 Mph

Goa Weather in the Summer

Beach season in Goa

Beach holidays in Goa

The summer, between March and early June, is hot and humid. The average temperature is around 33°C. But the evenings are more pleasant when the cool wind comes in from the sea. There is rain too on some days with thundershowers. This brings the temperature further down, making the nights cool and comfortable. But the evening humidity can be very high if it doesn’t rain.

Best things to do in the summer – Water sports, swimming, relaxing in a beach shack, sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkelling, festivals.

Goa Weather in the Monsoon

Monsoon Season Roads in Goa

Monsoon season

From the middle of June to late August! It will rain almost every day this time of the year, and often there are thundershowers as well. The rivers and ponds are all full as there is a marked increased in rainfall. There is a lot of greenery all around because of all this rain, making Goa look lush. On many days, the sea will be choppy, so water sport is ruled out. The humidity is high too. Marked decrease in the number of hours of sunshine, because of the cloud cover. There can be sudden, sharp showers even if it’s a sunny day.

Best things to do in the rainy season – Dudhsagar waterfalls, spice plantations, and white water rafting.

Goa Weather in the Winter

Beach season in Goa

Winter in Goa

December and January are officially the winter months, though the temperature turns cooler from the middle of November and stays cool till the middle of February. The days are short, but there is more sunshine than the rainy season. There is little rainfall, and the humidity has also come down. It is much more pleasant as the winter sun will not hurt your skin. The nights are cool, and comfortable.

Best things to do in the winter – Water sports, swimming, beach hopping, cruising, partying, festivals.

Winter is undoubtedly the best time to visit Goa. The weather is milder with little rain, so you can spend long hours on the beach or plan a day out, seeing the many tourist attractions. The beach shacks are all open, and the water sports operators are all working. However, Goa is becoming popular as a monsoon destination as well. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of tourists during the rains. Goa certainly looks very romantic in the monsoons.




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