Goa weather in October

October is a good month to visit Goa, as it is heralds the end of the rainy season and the start of the dry season.

You can expect a change to hot, dry weather with eight hours of sunshine daily, interspersed with the occasional rain showers.

Daytime temperatures average 28°C (82°F).

How hot is it in Goa in October?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Goa in October reach an average high of 31°C (88°F), with very high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 24°C (75°F).

How sunny is it in Goa in October?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Goa in October – that's around 66% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 6:25am with sunset around 6:15pm.

How warm is the sea around Goa in October?
The average sea temperature in Goa in October is 28°C (82°F).

Does it rain in Goa in October?
There are at least five days in October with some rain in Goa, with 125mm (5in) of rainfall on average.

How windy is it in Goa in October?
October experiences an average hourly wind speed of 9 kilometres per hour (5.6 mph; 5 knots).

What to do in Goa in October?
Weather conditions in October are good 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, October 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?
Gandhi Jayanti – 2nd Oct; Vijaya Dashami – 5th Oct; Diwali – 27th Oct.

This is the low season in Goa, with more reasonable hotel prices and less crowded entertainment venues.

Goa weather in October

Temperature icon High Temp: 31°C (88°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 9 km/h (5.6 mph; 5 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 5 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 125mm (5in) per month
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 85% 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

Source: Meteorological data for Goa is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by 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.

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 October: 12 June, 2024

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