April is a good time to visit Goa – despite the heat – as it falls during the dry season.
You can expect very hot, dry weather with more than nine hours of sunshine daily, with the occasional rain shower.
Daytime temperatures average 29°C (84°F).
How hot is it in Goa in April?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Goa in April reach an average high of 33°C (91°F), with very high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 25°C (77°F).
April and May are the hottest months of the year in Goa.
How sunny is it in Goa in April?
There are normally 9.5 hours of bright sunshine each day in Goa in April – that's around 77% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in April?
Sunrise is around 6:20am with sunset around 6:50pm.
How warm is the sea around Goa in April?
The average sea temperature in Goa in April is 29°C (84°F), which is pleasant for swimming.
Does it rain in Goa in April?
There is usually one day with some rainfall in Goa in April; the average monthly rainfall is just 13mm (‹1in).
How windy is it in Goa in April?
April sees an average hourly wind speed of 11 kilometres per hour (7 mph; 6 knots).
What to do in Goa in April?
Weather conditions in April are perfect for relaxing on the beach, sunbathing, swimming, jet skiing, parasailing and wind surfing as well as dancing the night away at a beach trance party.
Away from the beach, April is also a good time for exploring the atmospheric old quarters of Panaji and Old Goa, taking an early morning hike to Dudhsagar Falls or simply hunting for a bargain at Anjuna's famous Wednesday flea market.
Ugadi – 2nd Apr; Dr Ambedkar Jayanti – 14th Apr; Good Friday – 15th Apr.
This is the low season in Goa, with more reasonable hotel prices and less-crowded entertainment venues.
|High Temp: 33°C (91°F)|
|Low Temp: 25°C (77°F)|
|Sunshine: 9.5 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 11 km/h (7 mph; 6 knots)|
|Wet Days: 1 day with some rain|
|Rainfall: 13mm (‹1in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Very high heat & 75% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 29°C (84°F)|
The best time to enjoy Goa’s beaches is during the warm, dry season between late-November and mid-March, and especially from mid-December to mid-February when humidity is at its lowest and daily temperatures average 28°C (82°F).
During the dry season, seas are calm and clear with beach parties and festivals the norm while fireworks frequently light up the night sky.
Note: Meteorological data for Goa is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the India Meteorological Department at the closest weather station, Goa International Airport (GOI), also known as Dabolim Airport, located 4km (2.4mi) from Vāsco Da Gāma City and 30km (18mi) from the state capital, Panaji. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Goa weather in April: 5 October, 2023