Goa Climate & Weather
Goa Climate and Weather
Goa has a tropical climate, with hot, humid weather for most of the year. In summer the temperatures can reach as high as 91°F (33°C) and there are monsoon rains from June to September. Goa has a short winter, lasting only from December to February, with temperatures averaging around 77°F (25°C).
The best time to visit Goa is during the cooler months between November and March, when the weather is warm, there is no rain, and the seas are calm and clear. The most popular time to visit Goa is over December and January, partly because the weather is ideal at this time, but also because Goa is renowned for its Christmas and New Year's celebrations. October, at the very start of the tourist season, is a good month to visit in if you want to avoid the worst of the crowds, but, although the beaches will be lovely and empty, many facilities will be closed and it'll be harder to find open restaurants, shops and the like. March or early April are also good times to arrive, as it isn't quite as busy and not yet very hot, although you may have the same problem as in October, with facilities beginning to close down. By April and May it is getting unpleasantly hot and humid and the seas are becoming rougher.
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