Goa weather in December

December is a great time to visit Goa as it falls during the winter dry season.

You can expect hot, dry weather with around nine hours of sunshine daily.

Daytime temperatures average 27°C (80°F).

How hot is it in Goa in December?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Goa in December reach an average high of 32°C (89°F), with very high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 20°C (68°F).

How sunny is it in Goa in December?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in Goa in December – that's around 85% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 6:50am with sunset around 6:10pm.

How warm is the sea around Goa in December?
The average sea temperature in Goa in December is 28°C (82°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

Does it rain in Goa in December?
There is usually one day around 15mm (‹1in) of rainfall in December on average.

How windy is it in Goa in December?
December experiences an average hourly wind speed of 10 kilometres per hour (6 mph; 5 knots).

What to do in Goa in December?
Weather conditions in December are excellent 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, December is also a good time for exploring the atmospheric old quarters of Panaji and Old Goa, hiking to Dudhsagar Falls or simply hunting for a bargain at Anjuna's famous Wednesday flea market.

Local holidays?
Feast of St Francis Xavier – 3rd Dec; Liberation Day – 19th Dec; Christmas Day - 25th Dec.

This is peak season in Goa, with higher hotel prices and the need to book early, especially for the Christmas holiday period.

The cost of beachside accommodation often doubles or triples, bars and restaurants are filled to capacity and traffic jams the streets. Be prepared for more crowded beaches and entertainment venues.

Goa weather in December

Temperature icon High Temp: 32°C (89°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 20°C (68°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 9 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 10 km/h (6 mph; 5 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 1 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 15mm (‹1in) per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 70% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 28°C (82°F)
Goa, India

Best time to visit Goa

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.

Goa weather overview

Goa weather by month

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 December: 5 October, 2023

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