- Climate of Goa

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Being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, the climate of Goa is warm and humid for most of the year. The month of May is the hottest, with day-time temperatures touching 35"C (95"F). To top it, the heat is coupled with high humidity. The monsoons arrive around early June and provide a much needed respite from the heat. Then Goa receives the full blast of the Indian monsoon with sudden downpours and tropical thunderstorms. It is during the monsoon that Goa is at its most beautiful - with greenery sprouting all around.Most of Goa's annual rainfall is received through the monsoons which last till late September. Goa Weather has a short cool season too which lasts between mid-December and February. These months are marked by cool nights with temperatures of about 20"C (68"F) and warm days of about 29"C (84"F). Humidity remains in moderate amounts.

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.

For a fun, frolic and evoking person like you and me, Goa can be visited and revisited anytime in the year. If you are wishing to tan your body under the ardent summer rays of the sun, the Goa beaches will offer you an exhaustive ambiance. Even the winters will make you idle when you will chance upon a refreshing moment after a therapeutic massage at a beach side spa and resort in Goa. Thereby the monsoon acts more secretly. One can ideally go for long strolls on the tranquil soaked beaches without having to bump into hordes of other eager tourists. Well, during the monsoon one may not strike upon heavy duty adventure water sports but if you bulge ouit under a sere sky all of a sudden after a heavy shower your luck may indulge you in parasailing, jetsking or bumper rides, which are relatively safe and don't require one to venture deep into the oceanic rage.

Monsoon
The main feature of the climate of Goa is the monsoon, which occurs between June and the end of September. Goa is in the path of the southwest monsoon, thereby experiencing a dry period lasting six to eight months of the year, followed by the annual rainfall, which occurs over the remaining four months. During the two months preceding the onset of the monsoon the humidity increases dramatically, and the normally clear skies become hazy and then cloudy. During the monsoon, 250cm to 300cm of rain is normal, although in the Western Ghats the downpour is considerably high than on the coast. Once the monsoon has run its course the skies clear and the weather of Goa becomes pleasant. For four to five months, from October through February the climate of Goa is near perfect-cloudless blue skies, warm but not oppressively hot days, and calm seas.Under the Köppen climate classification, Goa experiences a tropical monsoon climate. Usually the state experiences its monsoon rain in the early month of June which provides a much pleasing break from the heat. Till late September, the state receives monsoon rainfall.

Winters
Considered as the Goa season in tourism. During October to March Goa brims with thousands of vacationers. Irrespective of caste, creed and languages, holidaymakers from all across the globe love to immerse themselves in the beauty of Goa, during this period of year. Between October to March, temperature in Goa reside more to cooler side and have a clear sky throughout the day. This period is ideal for hanging out at the exotic beaches or peeping through the colonial monuments of yesteryears or engage oneself in various kinds of thrilling water sports on the turquoise water of vast Arabian sea. But, if you avid nature buff and wish to witness nature at its best than try to explore the state during the off-season. MonsoonMonsoon is the time when the beaches take a backseat and other beautiful attrACTIONs of Goa surface to display their charms.Goa experiences a short winter season in the mid month of December and February. Usually in the night, the temperature goes down to 21°C (68°F) and in the day it rises up to 28°C (84°F). The nights are considered as cool as compare to day. This is probably the best season to visit Goa.

Summer
Summer in Goa starts from mid March and ends by the end of May. During this period of climate of Goa, it is hot and very humid and attracts less crowd. So, vacationers who have the urge to spend some leisure moments away from the hustle and bustle, than they must spend their summer holidays in Goa.Explore Margao town and its nearby beaches like Colva, Benaulim, Cavelossim, Mobor and Palolo or visit the ancient temples and catholic churches during this period of year. Being in the tropical zone and located near the Arabian Sea, Goa generally experiences a hot and humid climate all around the year. In Goa, the month of May is considered as the hottest month as it usually carries day temperatures of almost 35°C (95°F) with high humidity.

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