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What is the climate like in Cape Verde?

The climate of Cape Verde has an average yearly temperature of 28°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 25°C and rise to 31°C.

Annually, about 117 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Cape Verde.

The best time to visit Cape Verde is January until December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Cape Verde.

Temperature 25 to 31°C
Rain 117 mm

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The climate of Cape Verde

Climate table Cape Verde

The climate table for Cape Verde shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 26 25 25 26 26 28 29 30 31 31 29 27
Nighttime temperature (°C) 20 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 25 23 21
Rainfall (mm) 2,7 2,2 0,7 0,2 0,1 0,7 3,7 39 43 15 3,8 5,7
UV Index 8 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 8 8
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Temperature by month in Cape Verde

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Cape Verde

Temperature by month in Cape Verde

Rainfall by month in Cape Verde

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Cape Verde.

Rainfall by month in Cape Verde

UV index by month in Cape Verde

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Cape Verde.

UV index by month in Cape Verde

Yearly temperature in Cape Verde

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Cape Verde, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Cape Verde

Yearly total rainfall in Cape Verde

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Cape Verde.

Rainfall per year in Cape Verde

More climate information about Cape Verde

Located off the coast of West Africa, Cape Verde has a mild, subtropical climate year-round. It is tempered by trade winds blowing from the northeast or southeast. As a result, the temperature does not vary much during the year. Cape Verde's climate is generally warm and sunny year-round and has 2 seasons, a dry season and a rainy season.

Dry season

The dry season lasts from November through July and has little rain and low humidity. This is the busiest time of the year for tourism, so the beaches and other popular tourist areas will be much busier than usual. However, the weather is perfect for exploring all that Cape Verde has to offer, so it is definitely worth considering a visit during this time.

Rain season

The rainy season lasts from August to October and is characterized by high temperatures and humidity, and heavy rains. Rain showers are usually short but can be heavy, and they often fall in the afternoon or evening. If you are in Cape Verde during this period, be aware that some roads and infrastructure may be affected by the rain.

Best time to visit Cape Verde

The best time to visit Cape Verde really depends on what you want to do while you're there. If you want to spend most of your time relaxing on the beach, the best time to go is between November and February. These months offer the most consistent weather, with cooler temperatures and little rain. However, this is also the busiest time of year in Cape Verde, so expect crowds and higher prices.

Cape Verde has more than 300 days of sunshine a year. So if you're looking for warm and sunny weather, Cape Verde is a great option for your next sun vacation.

If you want to spend your days at the beach, the months of December through July are ideal, as they have the warmest temperatures and least rain. However, if you want to take advantage of lower prices and fewer crowds, November and June are a good option.

Best time for carnival in Cape Verde

Carnival is the largest and most famous festival in Cape Verde and takes place three days prior to Ash Wednesday each year. Normally this falls in February but it can also sometimes fall in March. Both months are perfect in terms of weather to experience this festival. Prices for accommodations are higher than normal, though, so keep that in mind.

With its unique blend of Portuguese and African influences, Cape Verde has a culture all its own. And with year-round warm weather and beautiful beaches, it's no wonder Cape Verde is a popular tourist destination.

Weather experiences in Cape Verde

The weather in Cape Verde is rated an average of 4,2 out of 5 stars by 17 visitors.

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Misty in the morning, beautiful sunshine almost all the days we were there and a lovely wind, up to 27 degrees during the day and maybe a little cold in the water by Norwegian standards, 21-22 degrees. Colder in the evenings, fine with a thin jacket.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Boa vi ista, breezy and dry heat, only one day out of seven we went on safari is it was very windy, a beautiful vacation with nice locals and beautiful colors— This text has been automatically translated into English

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There were several days of rain and wind, which was less pleasant. In short, a good vacation experience.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The temperature was ideal for sunbathing and water sports. In short, a good place for summer.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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A few short showers, but nothing serious. Ideal for relaxing on the beach.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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It was mostly sunny and the mild, warm weather was perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Sometimes it rained a little, but that didn't bother us.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Sunny with light, fresh undertones, ideal for relaxing on the beach. Temperatures reach a mild 24 °C, perfect for a winter vacation!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Sunny, warm days, temperature around 28 degrees. It does rain a little now and then, but nothing to complain about. Definitely a place to stay.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The temperature rose during the day, but was still bearable. Evenings were warm and mild. Sometimes it rained, but mostly it was dry and sunny.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Although there were many sunny days, it was sometimes windy and the temperature fluctuated. Not the perfect beach vacation I expected.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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There were some cloudy and windy days, making it less suitable for a beach vacation. All in all, a wonderful sunny vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The sun shone every day and the average temperature was 25 degrees. Beautiful, clear days and very pleasant nights. Ideal for relaxation and active vacations.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Despite some rain showers, it was mostly sunny, which is good for beach days.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Unfortunately, there were also some days of unexpected wind chills and clouds. But overall, it is quite nice for a relaxing vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Cape Verde by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Cape Verde and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Cape Verde, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.

Islands in Cape Verde