Daman and Diu being a coastal land along the Arabian Sea enjoys pleasant climatic condition throughout the year. Cool sea breeze blowing from Arabian Sea brings down scorching summer heat and maintains cool weather during night time. The climate of Daman and Diu is basically tropical humid. Due to its close proximity to Arabian Sea, the humidity level is very high in this region. This union territory records a maximum temperature of 36 degree Celsius and minimum of below 11 degree Celsius. Daman and Diu receives an average annual rainfall of 1687 mm. Summer, winter and monsoon are three major seasons in this union territory. March to May months form summer season; June to October months constitute monsoon season; and November to February are winter months in the region. Water bodies in Daman and Diu play a part in influencing the weather condition in the region. The rivers, lakes and tanks in this coastal region are bit saline. Rivers flowing in the region form bays, estuaries, tidal marshes, creeks, backwaters and mud flats.
Climate: Tropical humid
Annual Rainfall: 1687 mm
Location: 20° 25′ N latitude and 72° 50′ E longitude
Area: 112 sq km
- Geographically, Daman & Diu is situated on west coast of India along the Arabian Sea. Daman district is spread across an area of 72 sq km. River Damanganga river divides this district into two blocks of landmasses: the ‘Nani Daman’ in the north and the ‘ Moti Daman’ in the south.
- Humidity is generally high in the region due to its nearness to Arabian Sea. The relative humidity is over 60%.
- The region experiences three major seasons namely summer, winter and monsoon. During winter season, Daman and Diu experiences pleasant climate with maximum temperature hovering around 20 degree Celsius and minimum temperature of 11 degree Celsius. The weather remains comparatively warmer during day time. Sun shines exquisitely across this coastal region generating warmth and making it perfect period of the year to relax under the azure of blue sky. Winter season is also greeted with arrival of migratory birds from far off places much to the delight of ornithologists and birdwatchers.
- The temperature starts rising steadily after February month giving way for summer months.
- Summer season is characterized by high temperature, humidity and dryness during day. Temperature slightly drops down during night time. Due to its closeness to Arabian Sea, this region enjoys cool sea breezes during summer bringing down the temperature in the surrounding region.
- May is the hottest month with temperature soaring above 36 degree Celsius and maintains a minimum temperature of 26 degree celcius. January is the coldest month with maximum temperature hovering around 29 degree Celsius and minimum temperature of 15 degree Celsius.
- The onset of Monsoon season is marked with celebration of festivals such as Nariyal Poornima and fishing activities. The locals pray and make coconut offerings to almighty God for prosperity and safety of fishing community.
- Daman and Diu receives an average annual rainfall of 1687 mm. Monsoon season lead to growth of vegetation in the region. The region can be seen covered with verdant grasses and plants. The verdant vast land makes it interesting for visitors to explore the region.
- The period between September and May months are perfect time to explore this fascinating coastal region of Damn and Diu.
- The monsoon season extends from June to September months in Daman and Diu.
- The geomorphology of Daman district is formed by black soil and basalt; and water table lies between 6 and 10 m.
- Daman district an average annual rainfall of 206 cm. Most of the rainfall occurs in Monsoon season. July is the wettest month in Daman.
- Generally, Daman district experiences light to moderate wind speed. However, the region is subjected to strong winds during late summer and monsoon season.
- Diu district covers a total area of 40 sq. km is surrounded by the River Chasi on North and the Arabian sea on the three sides.
- The geomorphology of Diu is formed by saline and arid land. Nearly four- fifths of Diu is covered by sand, sit and back- waters of the sea along the creeks. The topographical feature of Diu is plain with an average altitude of 6 m above sea level.
- Diu district receives an average annual rainfall of 60 cm during Monsoon season. During Monsoon, the winds blow from south west to west and from October to March months, winds changes direction and blow from north west to north east. Diu region is subjected to occasional cyclonic storms that usually occur in the months of September and October.
Daman and Diu enjoys favorable climatic conditions due to its closeness to Arabian Sea. The winds blowing from Arabian Sea serve as natural balancing mechanism during hot summer season. So, the climate in this coastal region remains warm and pleasant throughout the year. The best time to visit Daman and Diu is between September and May.