January is a great time to visit Goa as it falls during the dry season.
You can expect hot, dry weather with around 10 hours of sunshine daily, and no rainfall.
Daytime temperatures average 26°C (78°F).
How hot is it in Goa in January?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Goa in January reach an average high of 31°C (88°F), with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 20°C (68°F).
How sunny is it in Goa in January?
There are normally 10 hours of bright sunshine each day in Goa in January – that's around 88% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in January?
Sunrise is around 7:00am with sunset around 6:20pm.
How warm is the sea around Goa in January?
The average sea temperature in Goa in January is 28°C (82°F), which is pleasant for swimming.
Does it rain in Goa in January?
There is usually no rainfall during the month of January in Goa.
How windy is it in Goa in January?
January experiences an average hourly wind speed of 10 kilometres per hour (6 mph; 5 knots).
What to do in Goa in January?
Weather conditions in January 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, January 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.
Republic Day - 26th Jan.
This is peak season in Goa, with higher hotel prices and the need to book early, especially for the New Year holidays.
The cost of beachside accommodation often doubles or triples in early January, bars and restaurants are filled to capacity and traffic jams the streets. Be prepared for more crowded beaches and entertainment venues.
|High Temp: 31°C (88°F)|
|Low Temp: 20°C (68°F)|
|Sunshine: 10 hours per day|
|Daylight: 11 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 10 km/h (6 mph; 5 knots)|
|Wet Days: 0 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 0mm per month|
|Comfort Level: High heat & 70% humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 28°C (82°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 January: 5 October, 2023
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