Cape Verde has a subtropical and dry climate. On average Cape Verde has year round beautiful weather and the trade wind cools the islands making lying in the sun on one of the beaches more tolerable. With a fairly constant temperature between the islands and averages between 25 and 30 degrees, it make the overall climate of the Cape Verde islands very pleasant. The geographical location of the islands have also a positive effect on the sea temperature. Perfect for watersports! On average the seawater temperature is at 25 degrees.
During the summer (July – September) it is normally the hottest time with the most rain days of the year in Cape Verde. In the summer the temperature is high en there is litte wind. In the periode between October and June it it dry season with also more wind and more pleasant temperatures (cooler evenings).
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When to visit Cape Verde?
Year round you the Cape Verde islands have pleasant weather and a lot of sunshine. For most visitors, with no specific interest in an activity, Cape Verde can be visited all year. The most ideal conditions for windsurfers are in January and February, although also the rest of the year is also fine. Divers have the best underwater visibility from June to December. The islands with mountains are the most enticing for hikers during and just after the period July to December. If you want to experience the nesting turtles? The season runs from June till October. The turtles are born in mid-August to November and leave then towards the sea. The best opportunities to spot whales are at Boavista in March and April. Music and festival lovers can choose for the Sao Vicente Carnival in February. Or for the Sao Vicente Baia das Gates festival in August. Another major festival in May is the Gamboa music festival in Santiago. Year round there are also some smaller festivals you can visit. Cape Verde is not expensive. If your budget is limited then you can find the cheapest accommodation in April to June and in October.
Detailed weather information Cape Verde
Do you want to know more about the climate and weather in Cape Verde? On the following pages you will find more detailed information:
The Cape Verde islands have a pleasantly warm temperature all year round and the sun shines regularly. In the months July, August and September there may be some rain and the temperatures are at the highest. There is the most wind in the period from January to March. Perfect conditions for surfers.
Cape Verde has a subtropical dry climate. The average temperature is between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. The temperature is pleasant due to the constant trade wind.
September is the hottest month with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. The summer months of July to September are, on average, the hottest months. The sea temperature is then also at its highest.
January and February are relatively the coolest months with an average temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius.
Thinking going to Cape Verde Middle of July, whats the weather like. Is it hot and dry?
This article might be helpfull for you: weather July Cape Verde.
My partner and I in our 30s and are thinking of visiting at the end of september/beginning of October but my only concern is that there isn’t anything in the way of nightlife. Can you advise please? Thank you
What kind of nightlife are you looking for? And which island(s) are you considering to visit? This is crucial, as the islands are very divers.
We are on Sal in a sensatori hotel there is a very popular nightclub Bikini Beach ?
Hi, we’re looking to visit in October, 3 families and are looking for ideally a hotel but with plenty of activities for the kids, ages between 10 and 17, all v active and would love to learn to windsurf etc
Hi! We are planning to visit Cape Verde-Sal on our honeymoon in September, probably for two weeks 9/14/19 — 9/28/19. We are actually worried about the rain – I’ve read that September is the wettest month there, so does it rain a lot on these days? Or only the slight drops?
September is one of the hottest months of the year. The tropical climate ensures that rain falls in September. In this month you can expect the most rain, especially in the beginning of the month. However, the amount can not be compared (it is less) with countries in for example West Europe (UK). If rain falls, these are often strong showers. The rain clouds often do not cover the entire country, so there is enough opportunity to enjoy the sun.
What is the Price with airplave from Geneve Ch and the prixe
Mag4for a ***** hotel for one weekend
Having insights of the prices we would advice you to check this with the airline company and selected hotel. If you need some help, you can also consult one of our Cape Verde experts.
Graham Argyle says
good morning – we are staying at the hotel Oasis Salinas Santa Maria for a week from the 13th March and would like some information re trips to see the whales and where I may find online interesting places to visit nearby – also where can I find details of local bus services ( can I buy a day pass) and cost of taxis – thank you we are both in our mid 60s so may find walking in hilly areas restrictive but are are still up to visit
These articles might be helpful answering your questions:
> Sal and Santa Maria
Travelling 6th Feb 2019 for a week what weather can I expect? sunny or cloudy?
Dean Adcock says
Hi I’m looking to visit Cape Verde late October to early November with my wife we are both 50 aged but we are unsure what would be the best Island , boa visit or Santa Maria
Can you please advise ,, also what weather should we expect
If I understand you correctly, you want to visit Boavista or Sal (Santa Maria)? What are you looking for?
Early November you can expect a constant maximmum temperature around 29 degrees Celsius and (almost) no rain. Thus, a great month to visit the islands.
Hi thanks, is the weather sunny or is it cloudy In oct / nov
In general and based on our experience, mostly sunny :-).
I am planning a trip to cape verde from fort Lauderdale. what is the cheapest time of the year for airline tickets
Flight ticket prices significantly differ between airlines and location of departure. In general, prices are the ‘highest’ around Christmas, New Year and Carnival.
Mandy Jane says
Hi, am looking to celebrate our 25th Wedding anniversary next year in Cape Verde – Do you have any recommendations on where to stay as have never been before?
Thank you for your message.This is a very hard question to answer, as there are many amazing places. Selecting a place is also based on personal preferences like how you want to spend your holiday and the budget. Maybe you can consult the Cape Verde Travel Consultants. See: https://www.capeverdeislands.org/cape-verde-travel-consultant/