The climate of Goa is temperate and is enjoyable throughout the year. Extremities of temperature do not exist in this paradise and the weather is pleasant and sunny. Since it lies in the coastal area, Goa experiences maritime climate all through the year.
Summers can be a bit cruel in Goa with the maximum temperatures going up to
45o Celsius. The summer months in Goa, last from March to the end of June.
However, evenings are pleasant due to the cool sea winds blowing from sea to
land. Extreme heat and humidity in summers often lead to heatstroke and
fever among the locals. They combat such extreme heat conditions by drinking
healthy juices and their popular local alcoholic drink called 'feni' which
is served ice cold.
The monsoons in Goa last from June to September. Goa lies in the path of
arriving southwest monsoon winds, which cross over Western Ghats and enter
the Indian subcontinent. These monsoon winds pour exceptionally intensely on
the Western Ghats causing around 2500 - 3500mm of annual rainfall. After the
monsoons end pouring, Goa becomes no less than heaven on earth. The cloudy
and gray hazy skies give way to pleasantly blue skies and warm sunny
mornings. The warmth of the sun is enjoyed by one and all after the
monsoons. After the monsoons, the weather becomes a bit chilly and winters
begin to settle in.
In Goa, winters are from November to February end. It is pleasantly cold
during winters with temperatures ranging from 15o - 30o Celsius. Winters are
probably the best months to visit this paradise and enjoy the sun, the sea
and the surf!