GOA WEATHER

Located midway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, you will enjoy virtually uninterrupted sunshine and high daytime temperatures averaging 30ºC during your holiday to Goa. And, with almost no rainfall from November through to April, the weather in Goa makes it an ideal choice for a winter sun break. 

 

Goa Climate Comparison Chart

The following chart shows a comparison between Goa and London of average hours of sunshine per day and temperature over the period of 12 months.

November | December | January | February | March | April

May - July | August - October

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Sunshine 9 10 9 10 10 5 2 3 5 8 9 9 Goa
Hours 2 1 1 2 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 3 London
 
Temp
(at max)
28 28 30 32 33 32 29 29 29 32 32 31 Goa
°C 10 7 6 7 10 13 17 20 22 21 19 14 London
 

Goa Weather in November

November is a popular month to visit Goa, as the monsoon season has passed, temperatures rise and a lush green landscape has been left following the rain. Average maximum day time temperatures are at a warm 32ºC during November, and the evening temperatures are pleasant, averaging around 24ºC. The beaches are particularly inviting at this time of the year as the water is a warm 29ºC, and as November passes, you'll notice that practically no clouds appear in the sky. As one of the best times to visit Goa, perhaps it's time for a bit of beach hopping? 

Anjuna Market - Dirk OttDirk Ott
 

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Palolem beach, South Goa - Radovan SpurnyRadovan Spurny
 

Goa Beaches

Saturday Night Market, Arpora, North Goa
 

Shopping & Markets

© Tim Gainey / Alamy Stock Photo
 

Festivals & Events

Goa Weather in December

An ideal time to escape the winter blues of the UK, the weather in Goa in December will provide a nice healthy dose of vitamin D. Slightly cooler than November however still averaging at a rather inviting 31ºC, December temperatures are ideal for both beach lovers and those wishing to get involved in the various festivals and events happening in Goa. These include the annual Feast of St Francis Xavier and of course, Christmas. 

Beach bar at sunset - ZaharkaZaharka
 

Nightlife

Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa
 

Getting Around

Carnival Festival in Panjim - SITA SITA
 

Festivals & Events

Beach shacks on Palolem Beach, South Goa
 

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Goa Weather in January

If you're looking to get out and about and discover Goa's colourful markets and wonderful historical sites, then January is certainly a good time to head out and explore. As one of the state's cooler months, averaging around 28ºC, you could discover Old Goa, take a trip to the impressive Dudhsagar Waterfalls, or wander around the vibrant markets. Or you can still, of course, enjoy the array of beautiful beaches. 

Beach flea market - Evgeny ItsiksonEvgeny Itsikson
 

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Anjuna beach, North Goa- Mikhail NekrasovMikhail Nekrasov
 

Goa Beaches

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim - Kiev.VictorKiev.Victor
 

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Romantic Dining on Mobar Beach, The Leela, Mobor, South Goa
 

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Goa Weather in February

With maximum temperatures averaging around 28ºC, February is very similar to January weather in that it's a great time to get out and about and explore. It's an ideal month for family holidays to Goa, as the temperature is not as its hottest, but it is still certainly more than warm enough to enjoy a day or two building sandcastles on the beach. 

Tuk tuk
 

Getting Around

Palolem Beach sunset, south Goa
 

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White Fish Molee - Monkey Business ImagesMonkey Business Images
 

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Goa Weather in March

If you're a real sun worshipper and can think of nothing better than relaxing by a pool or on the golden sands of an exotic beach, then March is an ideal time to holiday in Goa. As the driest month of the year with maximum day time temperatures rising to an average of 30ºC, grab your beach towel and sun tan lotion and relax by the glistening Arabian Sea. You'll also find the evenings are warm at around 24ºC, and there's around 11 hours of sunshine to enjoy. 

 

Shopping & Markets

Swimming Pool at Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, Sinquerim, North Goa
 

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Diwali festival, Goa  - harpreet singh, Flickr harpreet singh, Flickr
 

Festivals & Events

Swimming Pool at Country Inn & Suites, Candolim, North Goa
 

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Goa Weather in April

With 12 hours of sunshine a day and sea temperatures averaging 29ºC, April is another month which is perfect for beach lovers. Apora's Saturday night market is a great place to visit if you're after some some mouth-watering street food or souvenirs from your holiday in Goa, and, if you visit over the Easter period be sure to head to Old Goa, where you will find some wonderful Easter celebrations. 

Hindu Temple, Goa
 

Culture, Language & Religion

Games room at Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa, Arossim, South Goa - Park Hyatt Goa Resort & SpaPark Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa
 

Goa Family Holidays

The Leela, Mobor, South Goa
 

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Shri Mahalsa Temple, Goa
 

History

Goa Weather in May

During the month of May, the temperature and humidity begin to rise as Goa prepares to start the annual monsoon season. However, even though there is a noticeable increase in rainfall during this month, even at the end of May there is only up to 38% risk of rainfall. If you're not phased by humid weather, then it's still a nice time to enjoy the state's beautiful beaches, although even at night time the temperatures do not drop much lower than 27ºC. It's also worth noting that the shacks along the beach begin to be dismantled during May, in preparation for monsoon season. 

Panaji Market, Goa
 

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Boats on the beach - MivrMivr
 

Goa Beaches

Private Dining on the Beach, Taj Exotica, Benaulim, South Goa
 

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Inviting swimming pool at Nilaya Hermitage, Arpora, North Goa
 

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Goa Weather in June

In June the temperature begins to cool slightly as the rains become more prevalent, and the monsoon season starts to take hold. A typical amount of rainfall for this month is around 868mm, and by the end of the month, probability of rainfall rises to 78%. During the whole of this monsoon season, extremely high tides affect many of the beaches, where much of the sand is washed away. 

 

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Dudhsagar Falls, Goa - ThirteenThirteen
 

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Airplane in flight
 

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Spice Village
 

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Goa Weather in July

During July and over the rest of the monsoon season (until September), the Goan landscape starts to transform into a lush green canvas. Tourist resorts are quiet, and average day time temperatures are around 28ºC. Humidity varies between 70% and 95% and by the end of July, the likelihood of rainfall increases to 89%. 

Chicken Xacuti with Naan bread - Paul_BrightonPaul_Brighton
 

Food & Drink in Goa

Shri Mangeshi temple - saiko3psaiko3p
 

Getting Around

A typical colonial house in Goa
 

History

Swimming Pool at Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, Sinquerim, North Goa
 

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Goa Weather in August

Now in the height of monsoon season, the likelihood of precipitation is still high at above 80%, and average day time temperatures are around 28ºC, with average highs of 29ºC. Tourist resorts are still quiet at this time of the year. 

Fishing boats on Arambol beach - GlebStockGlebStock
 

Nightlife

Beautiful Grounds at Casa Anjuna, North Goa
 

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Palolem Beach, South Goa - Lena SerditovaLena Serditova
 

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Houseboat
 

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Goa Weather in September

September sees the monsoon season begin to wane, and expected rainfall decreases to around 252mm for the month. The sea temperature increases during September, and the by the end of the month, the likelihood of rain drops down to around 56%. The overcast sky slowly starts to dispurse, however humidity remains fairly high. 

Night time at the Bar at Nilaya Hermitage, Arpora, North Goa
 

Nightlife

Holy Cross Church, Cavelossim, South Goa
 

Culture, Language & Religion

Taj Exotica, Benaulim, South Goa
 

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Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa
 

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Goa Weather in October

With the rains and cloud now slowly disappearing, the temperatures rise again and more inviting, clear blue skies start to make more of an appearance in Goa. You may still experience a small amount of rainfall, however this will significantly decrease as the month goes on. Average highs of 32ºC sees the start of the next season of tourism, and resorts begin to come alive. 

Dining at Acacia Palms, Colva, South Goa
 

Food & Drink in Goa

The Flume at Taj Exotica, Benaulim, South Goa
 

Goa Family Holidays

Beautiful Lagoons at The Leela, Mobor, South Goa
 

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Ruins of St. Augustine complex in Old Goa -  Kiev.Victor Kiev.Victor
 

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VIEW HOLIDAY IDEAS

Tempted by a holiday to Goa for some much deserved winter sun? Check out our Holiday Ideas page for some inspiration, advice and insight into a range of holiday types, tailored to suit you.

 

We recently returned from our trip with The Goa Experience, and can honestly say it was one of our best ever holidays.

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