Goa holiday weather

Check Goa weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Goa is expected to be 31°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 33°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Panaji.

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Goa weather averages

Check Goa weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Goa are April, May, November and December with an average maximum temperature of 33°C. The sunniest months are January, February, April and December with on average 10 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are January, February, March, April and December with 0 days. The sea is at its warmest in Goa in April, May and June with an average sea temperature of 29°C. The Goa weather averages shown below are for Panaji.

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Goa weather today

Here is the weather in Goa today, Wednesday 13th December 2017. Expect clear skies in Goa with a maximum temperature of 31°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and 11 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a moderate breeze of 20 kph from the north. The weather forecast shown below is for Panaji.

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Goa weather overview

Goa is India's smallest state and lies just 15 degrees north of the equator about half way down the west coast of India on the Arabian Sea. It has a tropical climate with daytime temperatures that vary only by a degree or two from summer to winter. In summer it is hot and wet and in winter, hot and dry.

Tropical beach of Palolem in Goa, India © Mikhail Nekrasov
Tropical beach of Palolem in Goa, India © Mikhail Nekrasov

The main factor affecting the weather in summer is the south-west monsoon which blows off the Indian Ocean from June to September bringing very cloudy and wet conditions. At this time of year it can rain continuously for days on end and the sea can also become dangerously rough. The sun is more directly overhead yet the amount of cloud and rain actually prevents daytime temperatures from rising as high as they do in winter. In terms of temperature expect 30°C on most days falling only 5°C lower to the mid 20s at night.

By November the monsoon has usually subsided and a dry winter season follows when there is less heat and humidity and night-time temperatures are noticeably cooler. From the beginning of December to the beginning of March Goa experiences more or less wall to wall sunshine with up to 10 hours a day. Day time temperatures rise well into the 30s Celsius but drop by a good 12°C at night, while rain is practically unheard of. For obvious reasons this is the high season for tourism.

After the equinox in March, when the sun crosses the equator once more, temperatures rise again up to the onset of the monsoon in June. There is still a lot of sunshine, for example 10 hours in April, but the very high heat and humidity can make it feel uncomfortably hot.

What to pack for Goa weather

Light-weight cotton clothing is best year round in Goa and be prepared for heavy rain from May to November.

Tropical storm risk: Goa, India cyclone season

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The Goa, India tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Panaji, Goa, India.

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Goa holiday weather averages by month

Check Goa holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Goa weather with the USA

Below the Goa weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Goa, India (Panaji) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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