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, Canacona, Mollem, Anjuna Beach, Arambol, Baga Beach, Calangute, Candolim, Dona Paula and Margao, with good weather at least 8 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Canacona

Where and when to go based on the weather?

North of Goa
Panjim, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach...

January and February
0 day
March, April, May, October, November and December
90°F to 94°F°C
0 to 10 days
83°F to 86°F
85°F to 86°F°C
15 to 18 days
83°F to 85°F
June, July and August
83°F to 86°F°C
23 to 30 days
83°F to 86°F

South of Goa
Canacona, Mollem, Margao...

January and February
90°F to 97°F°C
0 to 1 days
March, April, May, October, November and December
86°F to 103°F°C
0 to 12 days
85°F to 86°F
83°F to 86°F°C
12 to 18 days
June, July and August
79°F to 86°F°C
13 to 30 days
83°F to 86°F

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Goa for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Goa by cities

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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.

Goa: Plage de Palolem

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, Canacona, Mollem, Anjuna Beach and Arambol, 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, September and October. The number of visitors to Goa is high in: January, February, November and December.

  • Very low season in Goa: June, July and August.
  • Low season in Goa: March, April, May, September and October.
  • High season in Goa: January, February 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).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Anjuna Beach92°F92°F92°F94°F92°F86°F83°F85°F85°F90°F92°F92°F
Baga Beach92°F92°F92°F94°F92°F86°F83°F85°F85°F90°F92°F92°F
Dona Paula92°F92°F92°F94°F92°F86°F83°F85°F86°F90°F92°F94°F
Old Goa92°F92°F92°F94°F92°F86°F83°F85°F86°F90°F92°F94°F
Vasco da Gama92°F92°F92°F94°F92°F86°F83°F85°F86°F90°F92°F94°F
Ashvem Beach92°F92°F92°F94°F92°F86°F83°F85°F85°F90°F92°F92°F
Dudhsagar Falls92°F97°F101°F103°F97°F85°F79°F81°F83°F86°F86°F88°F
Majorda Beach94°F94°F94°F94°F94°F86°F83°F85°F86°F90°F94°F94°F
Mobor Beach94°F94°F94°F94°F94°F86°F83°F85°F86°F90°F94°F94°F
Palolem Beach90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F85°F83°F83°F85°F88°F90°F92°F


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About Goa

What can I do in Goa?

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Culture and heritage


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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, Canacona, Mollem, Anjuna Beach, Arambol, Baga Beach, Calangute, Candolim, and 25 other cities.

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

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