Goa Weather September Averages, India
What's the Weather like in Goa in September
The average highs in Goa, India begin to increase in September, whilst the average lows start to decrease, resulting in an average temperature similar to that of August. During this month, the average temperature starts off at 28°C, created by highs of 30°C during the daytime and lows of 26°C after dark. This average increases to 28.5°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 32°C during the daytime and lows of 25°C after dark, making the final week of September the best time to visit Goa if you want to travel to the resort when temperatures are highest.
Although it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 34°C and drop below 24°C in Goa in September. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the resort at this time of year is 37°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever registered here during this month is 15°C.
Since September falls at the end of the monsoon season in Goa, it's not a popular month to visit, so you should be able to pick up some great holiday deals for this time of year. If you choose to visit Goa in September, you'll need to pack light and airy clothing to keep you cool, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses to avoid heatstroke and sunburn, and waterproof clothing to protect you from the rain. On the other hand, if you don't want to risk rainfall spoiling your holiday or you're not a fan of high temperatures, forget about visiting Goa in September and plan your holiday for February instead, which tends to be one of the driest and coolest months of the year.
During an average September, Goa receives around 252mm/10 inches of rainfall spread out between 14 wet days. The likelihood of precipitation making an appearance significantly decreases as the month develops, starting off at 77% on September 1st and falling down to 45% by September 30th, making the final week of September the best time to visit if you want to avoid rainfall. If you do get some precipitation during your holiday in Goa in September, it will most probably be moderate rain (which occurs on 36% of days with rainfall), thunderstorms (23%), light rain (23%), drizzle (13%) or heavy rain (5%).
Sunshine Hours / Sea Temperature
Over the course of the month, Goa enjoys an average of seven hours of daily sunshine that's two hours more each day than the previous month alongside an average sea temperature of 30°C that's 2°C warmer than the previous month. Even though the sea is warm enough to go swimming in September, the intense rainfall might make a day at the beach a bit difficult to enjoy.
The median cloud coverage in Goa in September rapidly drops as the month develops, starting off at 82% at the beginning of the month and falling down to 56% by the end of the month. September 1st is the cloudiest day of the month, when the sky is overcast/mostly cloudy/partly cloudy 85% of the time and clear/mostly clear 14% of the time, whilst September 30th is the clearest day of the month, when the sky is clear/mostly clear/partly cloudy 60% of the time and overcast/mostly cloudy 37%.
The relative humidity for Goa varies between 62% (mildly humid) and 94% (very humid), rarely falling below 50% (mildly humid) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid. The air is usually at its driest around September 30th, when the relative humidity falls below 67% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst its often at its most humid around September 12th, when it rises above 91% (very humid) three days out of four.
Typical wind speeds in Goa in September vary between 0 m/s (calm) and 5 m/s (gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 7 m/s (moderate breeze). The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) happens around September 1st, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) occurs around September 30th, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s.
Goa Hotels in September
Jasminn by Mango Hotels
When it comes to affordable accommodation in Goa, Jasminn by Mango Hotels is a top pick. This modern and stylish hotel is located in Betalbatim and is just 3km away from Majorda Beach and Colva Beach. Here guests can choose between 18 rooms and six one- and two-bedroom apartments, each of which is spacious and features international decor. All guestrooms come with TVs, balconies with garden views, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities and mini fridges, whilst suites also offer separate living/dining areas and kitchenettes with microwave, fridge, crockery and cutlery. Onsite services and amenities include laundrette, swimming pool, car hire, laptop safe, free WiFi access, two bars, restaurant, complimentary breakfast and all-day dining.
The Tamarind Hotel
The Tamarind Hotel is another budget-friendly option, located in the centre of Anjuna. This three-star boutique hotel is just a short walk away from St Michael's Church, as well as many restaurants, coffee shops, bars, nightclubs and shops, making it perfect for travellers who want to explore. Accommodation is provided in the form of 26 contemporary rooms, each of which features one king-sized bed, 42" flat-screen TV, free WiFi access and coffee machine. Onsite dining options include Continga Café which serves international cuisine on its outdoor terrace, plus the Mad Hatter Bar and Lounge which serves wine, scotch and cocktails. Other facilities and services include complimentary daily breakfast, free bicycle hire, swimming pool, pool table and table tennis.
Ocean Palms Goa
For something a bit more upmarket, try the four-star Ocean Palms Goa. Tucked into a quiet residential area off the main Calangute road, this eco-friendly resort is surrounded by tropical gardens, giving it an earthy, natural atmosphere. Accommodation comes in the form of rooms and suites. Each guestroom includes minibar, free tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV, WiFi access and private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, whilst the suites offer all this, plus a separate lounge with sofa bed for an additional guest.
Onsite dining options include the Beachcombers Lounge which serves snacks and light meals, plus Nautilus restaurant which serves international food a la carte and buffet style. Within the hotel you'll also find fitness centre, daily yoga classes, swimming pool, games room, kids' outdoor play area and spa with beauty treatments, body treatments and massages.
Grand Hyatt Goa
If you really want to go all out, consider the Grand Hyatt Goa. This luxury five-star hotel is spread out over 28 acres of tropical gardens and overlooks Bambolim Bay. Guests can choose between standard rooms, view rooms, grand club rooms and suites, all of which come with WiFi access. Each guestroom features private bathroom with bath and rain shower, balcony, satellite TV and air conditioning, whilst guests staying in grand club rooms also enjoy complimentary breakfast, coffee, tea, snacks, cocktails and canapés. The suites are much larger than the guestrooms and offer a separate living area, separate work area and whirlpool on the balcony.
There are four restaurants onsite serving international, Indian and Goan cuisine, plus a bakery which serves handmade sweet treats and two bars that serve alcohol. Onsite you'll also find the Shamana Spa which offers Indian programmes and Ayurveda treatments, swimming pool, children's pool, dance classes and family-friendly entertainment and activities.
Goa Beach for September
When it comes to a quiet secluded beach, Ashwen Beach ticks all the boxes. Used by visitors and local fishermen alike, this beach is made up of miles of soft golden sand lined by the sea which hardly ever experiences large waves, making it ideal for families with young children. Better still, the sea is shallow very far out, making it even suitable for non-swimmers. Since Ashwen Beach isn't as popular as its neighbours, there are no water sports available, but there are several beach shacks which serve Goan food, fresh fruit juices and cocktails, whilst also providing toilet facilities, sun loungers and shades.
Galgibaga Beach is situated in the south of Goa and is best known for being one of the resort's turtle nesting locations. The beach stretches on for 1.7km of fine golden sand and s backed by a thick covering of palm trees, which provide the only shade on the beach. Because the sand sharply slopes into the sea, swimming can be dangerous for children, so make sure you keep an eye on them if they do venture in. At the southern part of the beach you'll find several beach shacks which serve seafood and local cuisine, alongside cocktails, beers and fresh fruit juices.
Bars and Restaurants
Chef Soumyen's Kitchen
Chef Soumyen's Kitchen is one of the top rated restaurants in Calangute, making it a must-visit if you're in the area. Run by an experienced chef who has worked in several top restaurants around the world, this eatery specialises in European fine dining, with all meals cooked to order with locally-sourced fresh ingredients. Some of the most popular dishes include rum and lemon prawns, homemade chicken liver pate, fillet steak, red snapper and vegetable sizzling platter, plus chocolate orange mousse, hot chocolate and cinnamon soufflé and butterscotch brulee for dessert. This restaurant boasts one of the best drinks lists in the area, with a wide selection of Indian and imported wines and spirits, including many well-known brands, such as Baileys, Tia Maria and Gordon's gin.
Oriental Royal Thai Cuisine
For something more exotic, try the Oriental Royal Thai Cuisine. Located in Calangute inside the Hotel Mira, this eatery specialises in traditional Thai and continental food, with more than 50 typical Thai dishes on the menu created by a native Thai chef. In addition to the main menu, the chefs prepare fresh tofu daily, alongside 15 special sauces. The continental menu features European favourites, including pasta, steaks, salads, Hungarian goulash and Wiener schnitzel, plus a selection of homemade cakes and coffees. After its quality cuisine, what makes this restaurant stand out is its poolside location, with candle-lit tables, open fire and classical music.
Things to do in Goa in September
Cabo Rama Fort
History buffs won't want to miss the chance to visit the Cabo Rama Fort during their holiday in Goa. Located at the seafront in Canacona, this fort is named after Lord Rama and is one of the oldest forts in the resort, having been built before the Portuguese arrived. Inside the fort's walls you'll find the Church of Santo Antonio, which is in near-perfect condition and is still used as a religious site today. In addition to the historical and cultural attraction of this area, the Cabo Rama Fort also boasts panoramic views of the cliffs which drop steeply to the beach below and the sea which stretches out for miles, making it popular amongst photographers, too.
If you prefer art to history, spend a few hours at Carpe Diem. This art and learning centre is located in Majorda and is comprised of an art gallery, creative workshop and performance spaces, all of which are set inside an ancestral house. Various workshops, events and activities for adults and children alike are held here throughout the year, some of which include dance, music, pottery, writing, theatre, reading, photography, sculpting, yoga, nutrition and personality building. The website's calendar of events is regularly updated, so check closer to the time to see what will be on during your holiday.