Best time to go to Goa for a perfect weather and where to go?
Find the perfect time to visit Goa from average weather conditions in many locations like Sanquelim or Varca on this page.
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, April, May, October, November and December
- The best months to go to Panjim are January, February, March, April, May, 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
- The cities with the best climate are Panjim, Calangute, Candolim, Old Goa, Anjuna Beach, Arambol, Baga Beach, Dona Paula, Margao and Vasco da Gama, with good weather at least 8 months a year
- The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Calangute
Annual weather in Goa
For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Goa for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:
|Month||Our opinion||View Details|
|January||70°F to 94°F||perfect weather|
|February||74°F to 97°F||perfect weather|
|March||79°F to 101°F||good weather|
|April||83°F to 103°F||good weather|
|May||81°F to 97°F||good weather|
|June||76°F to 86°F||very bad weather|
|July||72°F to 83°F||very bad weather|
|August||72°F to 85°F||very bad weather|
|September||74°F to 86°F||tolerable weather|
|October||74°F to 90°F||good weather|
|November||72°F to 94°F||good weather|
|December||70°F to 94°F||good weather*|
Best time to travel to Goa by cities
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.
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.
Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Goa
Find out when Goa has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.
Tourist seasons in Goa
The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, April, May, June, July, August and September. The number of visitors to Goa is high in: January, February, October, November and December.
- Very low season in Goa: July.
- Low season in Goa: March, April, May, June, August and September.
- High season in Goa: January, February, October and November.
- Peak season in Goa: December.
Figure: Visitor index for Goa month by month
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).
|Vasco da Gama||92°F||92°F||92°F||94°F||92°F||86°F||83°F||85°F||86°F||90°F||92°F||94°F|
very bad weather
What can I do in Goa?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
Crafts / shopping
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 25 other cities.
So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.