When is the best time to go to Goa?

When is the best time to go to Goa? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Goa, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, November and December
  • The best months to go to Panjim are January, February, March, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Panjim are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • July is the wettest month in this city
  • Colva is the city with the best climate, with good weather 7 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Candolim

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Goa for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 86°F to 88°F
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February 88°F to 90°F
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March 90°F to 92°F
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April 92°F
2%
May 92°F
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June 86°F
90%
July 83°F
100%
August 83°F to 85°F
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September 85°F to 86°F
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October 88°F
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November 88°F to 90°F
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December 86°F to 88°F
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* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Goa by cities

Panjim

Best time to go to Panjim

The best months to go to Panjim are january, february, march, october, november and december.

Calangute

Best time to go to Calangute

The best months to go to Calangute are january, february, march, october, november and december.

Candolim

Best time to go to Candolim

The best months to go to Candolim are january, february, march, october, november and december.

Old Goa

Best time to go to Old Goa

The best months to go to Old Goa are january, february, march, november and december.

Anjuna Beach

Best time to go to Anjuna Beach

The best months to go to Anjuna Beach are january, february, march, october, november and december.

Arambol

Best time to go to Arambol

The best months to go to Arambol are january, february, march, october, november and december.


Other cities and places in Goa

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Tours and organised trips in Goa


Climate and Weather in Goa

Located on the coast of southern India that opens to the Arabian Sea, just south of Bombay, the city of Goa has a tropical climate that is influenced by the summer monsoon season and is identical to that found in the Philippines. This reasons why it is generally very rare to find temperature below 25° C throughout the year. The climate of Goa is characterized by two distinct seasons: the dry season from the months of October to April and the wet season, which corresponds to that of the monsoon. To fully enjoy your stay in India, arrange for travel during any part of the dry season so that you can discover other cities like Jaipur in Rajasthan or New Delhi.

The Dry Season in Goa

During the period from December to April, the weather in Goa is almost perfect: the scarcity of rain adds an overall pleasant warmth. Temperatures reach as high as 35° C, but thanks to the action of the sea breeze, it is possible to feel generally comfortable. This is a good time to enjoy the beautiful sunny days and explore the beautiful scenery surrounding the resort or explore the surrounding towns. As the weather is already comfortable at the crack of dawn, people sensitive to high temperatures may favor this time of day for activities and use the afternoon as a purpose to relax.

Wet Season in Goa

Unlike Pondicherry and Kerala which face the rain all year round, the city of Goa only faces a few months of heavy rain which occurs during the period between May and October. Weather in Goa is characterized by the abundance of rain. The intense rain can even develop into torrential rains causing the water to overflow onto the roads.

In general, the rains bring freshness into Goa and accentuate the clammy feeling that dominates the atmosphere. This explains the feeling of persistent high heat, despite the relative decline in temperatures.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Goa

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Goa and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Panjim, Calangute, Candolim, Old Goa and Anjuna Beach, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Goa?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Panjim92°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F92°F94°F94°F
Calangute92°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F92°F94°F94°F
Candolim92°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F92°F94°F94°F
Old Goa94°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F94°F94°F94°F
Anjuna Beach92°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F92°F94°F94°F
Arambol92°F94°F94°F95°F95°F88°F85°F86°F88°F94°F94°F94°F
Baga Beach92°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F92°F94°F94°F
Dona Paula94°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F94°F94°F94°F
Margao94°F94°F95°F97°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F92°F94°F94°F
Vasco da Gama94°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F94°F94°F94°F
Vagator92°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F92°F94°F94°F
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Colva94°F94°F95°F95°F95°F88°F85°F85°F88°F94°F95°F94°F
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Is this weather information for Goa reliable?

Climate data for Goa has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Goa allows us to determine the average for each month in Panjim, Calangute, Candolim, Old Goa, Anjuna Beach, Arambol, Baga Beach, Dona Paula, and 15 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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