Goa weather in March

March is a great time to visit Goa as it falls during the 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 March?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Goa in March reach an average high of 32°C (89°F), with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 23°C (73°F).

How sunny is it in Goa in March?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in Goa in March – that's around 77% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in March?
Sunrise is around 6:40am with sunset around 6:45pm.

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

Does it rain in Goa in March?
There is very little or no rainfall during the month of March in Goa, with an average of 1mm (‹1in) of rainfall in the entire month.

How windy is it in Goa in March?
March experiences an average hourly wind speed of 11 kilometres per hour (7 mph; 6 knots).

What to do in Goa in March?
Weather conditions in March 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, March 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?
Holi – 18th March.

The first two weeks of March are considered high season in Goa, but from mid-March onwards hotel prices start to decrease.

Goa weather in March

Temperature icon High Temp: 32°C (89°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 23°C (73°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 9 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 11 km/h (7 mph; 6 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: - days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 1mm (‹1in) per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 75% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
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 March: 5 October, 2023

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