The territory, which is situated well within the tropics and flanked
by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats (Sahyadri)
rising to an average height of 1 km. To the east, has tropical-maritime
and monsoon type of climate, with profound orographic influence.
Accordingly the climate is moist throughout the year. Other features
of the climate are the regular and sufficient rainfall 320 cm during
the southwest monsoon season, mainly from June to September. The
climate is generally pleasant. Discomfort may be felt in the absence
of wind particularly during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon months.
Due to proximity of the seas, the territory is generally humid,
with a further rise in humidity during the monsoon weather. Even
in summer the relative humidity is above 60 percent.
Temperature variations through the seasons are also slight. May
is the relatively warmest month when the mean daily temperature
is around 30 degrees C and January the coolest with mean daily temperature
at slightly lower value of about 25 degrees C. Along the coast the
maximum temperature recorded rarely goes beyond 37 degrees C.
Summer: 24 o C – 32 o C
Winter: 21.3 o C – 32.2 o
Rainfall: 320 cm (June to September)
The Best Time for a Visit
The best time to visit Goa is from October to March or February,
as the place is not humid and offers you the maximum proximity to
nature making your visit a rejuvenating and refreshing one.
Information on weather & climate in Goa - India