Goa in august

#1 Apr 9th, 2012, 18:21
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Hi,

My girlfriend and I are planning to go to Goa during the monsoon (1 -20 august). Main reasons are that Goa is relatively cheap and we just do not want a standard beach holiday somewhere in crowded Europe.

Since our budget is pretty slim the price of the flight is pretty important so Goa is a good option. At first we did not realize that august is the time of the monsoon but we just did so now we have doubts whether we should go or not.

The main purpose of our visit would not be lying all day long on a beach but we also do not want to "drown". So could anyone tell us how typical monsoon days look in august? When does it rain (morning, afternoon etc.), for how long, how intense? The only thing we can imagine by a monsoon is flooded streets and days that it just does not stop raining at all..

Thanks in advance
#2 Apr 9th, 2012, 20:59
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I am not sure how it looks but I am also interested in knowing about the same. Anyone how is Goa in Monsoon?
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go to youtube and type in Goa monsoon. i have just watched a few vids which will give you an idea. personally i wouldn't fancy it. parts of thailand are much drier and the sea swimmable. also not all of europe is crowded. maybe try somewhere that isn't part of the package scene. maybe sardinia or montenegro.
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I went to Goa last year at the end of August. There was rain but only prolonged showers, most of which probably only lasted for about 20 minutes or so. The rain was heavy but it soon dried up.

Not sure what it's like earlier in August.

I stayed in Baga and traveled down to Palolim on a hire bike with no problems, had 2 showers that day. One in Palolim and one on the way back north, neither were that long or heavy.
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Thanks for that update Mike. Did you see rainbows as well? I mean rainy season should give some opportunity to photograph rainbows.
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If you are lucky it will rain only some of the time. If you are unlucky it will rain most of the time. Rainbows are not a common feature of the monsoon in Goa - too clouds are too low.
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Old Monk thanks for that perspective, quite useful I have to say.
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@caedes, during August it's rainy season for sure. In past years I have experienced that sometimes for continuous 3 - 4 days sun never comes out, I mean it's always hiding behind clouds. This weather I have experienced in the months of July as well as August. I was in Goa last September (first week) & experienced very less rainfall. Only few occasional showers though evening were very cloudy on all days. On one afternoon I was taking shots of a cormorant at that time it was bright & shining & just 3 - 4 minutes after it poured heavily but just for fine minutes. So weather is always unpredictable. But one thing I can tell you the streets will not be flooded like we sometimes have in Mumbai. You can read my report Goa in Monsoons, I have just started much more to go.

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August will be wet in Goa.It rains a lot in Goa mainly because there are hills to the East of it which block the rain and cause even more than normal rain to pour here.

If the intention is to get sand and sun, the monsoons are probably the worst time of the year to do so.
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Thumbs up @ caedes

as i got the first information today coz i will be there from 28th to 3 Aug, from goa that south side has been closing down and there is no problem on the north side rains are not disturbing the shedule.
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Originally Posted by manreet_16 View Post as i got the first information today coz i will be there from 28th to 3 Aug, from goa that south side has been closing down and there is no problem on the north side rains are not disturbing the shedule.
Could you possibly rephrase that so we have some idea what you would like to know please?
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Originally Posted by johnny five View Post Could you possibly rephrase that so we have some idea what you would like to know please?
can spend time in north goa in aug as rain isn't disapointing the plans for the vacation.

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