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   About Goa - Weather

Goa state is situated along West coast of India touching the Arabian Sea. Goa is well known for tourism, fisheries and iron ore mining industries. It has partly hilly terrain with Western Ghats in the east. The climate of Goa is overall pleasant throughout the year.

The period of June to September is South West Monsoon Season. This is most rainy season for Goa state. Whole infrastructure of state like Agriculture, drinking water and electricity etc. depends upon the monsoon season. Goa experiences overall rainfall of about 330 centimetres annually and about 90% of annual rainfall occurs during this season only. However rainfall is more in the areas which are near to Western Ghats in east parts of Goa.

The period from October to February is very pleasant for tourists with normally clear skies. During this period the sea condition remains normal.


The period of April & May comes under hot season (summer season) with some increase in humidity. During this period day temperature sometimes reaches around 36 deg. C. However tourists can enjoy their days over nice beaches. Normally after 3 PM sea breeze (cool wind) starts from sea to land, which cools the atmosphere and makes tourist’s environment pleasant.

 

Monthly Normal weather data of Goa based on Panaji observatory

 

 

Month

Mean

Rainfall (mm)

Mean

Max Temp

Deg.C.

Mean

Min Temp

Deg.C.

Mean Humidity

(%)

 

Records

At 0830

Hrs IST

At 1730

Hrs IST

 

Jan

0.9

31.6

19.6

78

54

 

Highest Max Temp.

39.8 Deg C. on 07/04/1989

 

Lowest Min Temp.

13.3 Deg C. on 28/02/1965

 

Highest 24 hrs rainfall recorded 366.6 mm on 12/06/1999

 

Feb

0.2

31.5

20.5

79

59

Mar

0.8

32.0

23.2

78

63

Apr

9.8

33.0

25.6

74

65

May

94.1

33.0

26.3

74

67

June

869.6

30.3

24.7

86

81

July

919.0

28.9

24.1

90

86

Aug

536.3

28.8

24.0

89

84

Sep

261.4

29.5

23.8

90

81

Oct

111.3

31.6

23.8

85

74

Nov

34.7

32.6

22.3

75

62

Dec

10.6

32.4

20.6

72

56

 

 

(K. V. Singh)

Director

Meteorological Centre Goa

 

 


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