Weather in Goa
Goa is a coastal state belonging to the western coastal territory of Konkan. Goa is located on the coast of Arabian Sea and falls on the Tropical zone. Thus Goa generally has a hot and humid climate almost throughout the year. The temperature remains almost a constant 26 degrees to 29 degrees all through the year. The rainless month of Goa is usually the month of March. Humidity begins to rise mid-March onwards and the rainy months follow soon after. The hottest month can be identified as the month of May when the temperature rises to around 35 degrees. Continuous sunshine for about nine to ten hours a day causes temperatures to shoot.
The Monsoon season in Goa continues from June to September. Rains occur heavily in Goa accompanied by thunderstorms. Heaviest rainfall occurs in July and floods do occur. The atmosphere experiences up to 90% humidity and average rainfall in Goa grosses about 325 cms. Sunlight hours can be calculated as an average of 3 to 5 hours daily in the rainy months.
The winter months from October to February does not receive any rainfall and the sky remains cloudless and sunny. The seas are calm and the weather is mild and pleasant. This is the ideal time for tourists to flock in. Late November to middle of December are the peak winter months. With warm pleasant days and cool nights and temperatures ranging from 20 to 29 degrees centigrade, Goa is beautiful in winters and attracts the maximum number of tourists from far and near.
Goa is an ideal location for fun-lovers and beach-fanatics. It is a place that can be visited and revisited any number of times. It is fun to visit as a couple and makes for an intensely romantic destination. It is equally fun for kids and tourists of all ages. It has a rich historical legacy and remnants of Portuguese culture and architecture. It also has beautiful churches and majestic forts apart from the breath-taking beaches. A therapeutic massage at the beach front can be a refreshing experience. There are innumerable beach resorts and spas that offer world-class experience. A solitary or romantic stroll on the beach with your partner where you don’t have to tread through bustling tourists is Goa’s primary attraction. Take a lazy sunbath under the warm sunny rays or in the monsoon experience a heavy downpour and then if you get the brief sunny windows you may still venture out for parasailing, jet skiing and various bumper rides beating the monsoon rains.
In the November month when the temperature hovers between 20 and 25 degrees, Goa sees an influx of honeymoon couples and romantic lovebirds to enjoy the perfect vacation. Take a pleasant break from the summer heat burning most parts of Northern Hemisphere in the months of April and May to have a beach holiday in Goa and go tanned.