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Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde. Author whatleydude. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde. Author whatleydude

Cape Verde climate: when to go to Cape Verde islands

The Cape Verde Islands are located in the tropical climate zone, they have a type of semi-desertic tropical climate tempered by the trade winds blowing constantly.

Temperatures vary little during the year, the maximum average temperatures vary between 30°C and 25°C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 25°C and 19°C, the cooler months are those between December and March.

The short rainy season is during the months between August and October, but the rain that falls is poor.

In the island of Sal for example does not even reach 70 mm per year, the amount of rain, however, varies from island to island, it can switch from 10 mm to 900 mm per year, on the island of Santiago where lies the capital Praia, the average annual rainfall is 260 mm.

Santiago, Cape Verde. Author Gagum. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Santiago, Cape Verde. Author Gagum

The blowing of wind is a constant in the islands, starting from October until June blows the Harmattan, a dry and dusty wind from the Sahara.

The water temperature of the sea in Cape Verde Islands is maintained throughout the year great for swimming. In fact in the months when the water is colder, from February to April, it reaches 20 ° C, and reaches 25 ° C in the months of September and October.

WHEN TO GO TO CAPE VERDE

Every month of the year are suitable for a visit in the islands of Cape Verde.

CAPE VERDE CLIMATIC TABLES

PRAIA, CAPE VERDE (35 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 20,0 25,0 2,5  1
February 19,4 25,0 1,3  0
March 20,0 25,6 1,0  0
April 20,6 26,1 2,3  0
May 21,1 27,2 0,0  0
June 21,1 27,8 1,0  0
July 23,9 28,3 13,2  1
August 24,4 28,9 99,3  8
September 25,0 28,9 29,0  7
Ottobre 24,4 29,4 47,5  3
November 23,3 27,8 7,9  1
December 21,7 26,1 4,6  1
YEAR 22,1 27,2 209,6  22
SAL, CAPE VERDE (2 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 19 25 5
February 19 25 4
March 19 25 1
April 20 26 0
May 20 26 0
June 22 27 0
July 23 28 1
August 24 29 14
September 25 30 33
October 24 29 6
November 22 28 2
December 20 26 1
YEAR 67
SAL, CAPE VERDE
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 21
February 20
March 20
April 20
May 21
June 22
July 23
August 24
September 25
October 25
November 24
December 22

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