Temperature: 25-30 (°C)
The region of Goa lies on the coast of western India. This idyllic holiday destination is home to traditional, charming villages and towns as well as busier tourist resorts and beautiful beaches. Follow our Goa travel advice and you’ll ensure you make the most of your holiday.
Goa’s hot, tropical climate attracts holidaymakers looking for a beach break during the summer months, which runs from March-May and throughout October. You may be surprised to learn that October is the hottest month here, with average temperatures ranging from 30-35°C. During the summer the weather is less humid and you’re unlikely to see much in the way of rain, compared to the monsoon season.
Running from June until September, monsoon season sees high humidity and plenty of rain, with an average of 26cm of rainfall each year. If you’re planning a beach holiday, it makes sense to come to Goa between October and May to make the most of the dry weather and hotter temperatures.
The Goan climate is hot and tropical throughout the year, with the monsoon season bringing heavy rain and high humidity. If you’re visiting Goa during the dry season, make sure you pack plenty of cool, light clothes and high factor sun cream, as well as sunglasses and a hat, as the sun can be very strong with high UV rays.
It’s a good idea to pack comfortable shoes or boots for exploring the Goan coastline, as well as waterproofs or a light jacket for rainy days.