The sun-drenched Cape Verde has a subtropical dry climate. This means that you can enjoy fine weather in May on the Cape Verde islands. There are relatively many hours of sunshine (8 – 10 per day), a constant temperature and no rain. Cape Verde is even one of the 20 driest countries in the world. Cape Verde consists of nine inhabited islands, namely Sal, Boavista, Sao Nicolau, Sao Vicente, Santo Antao, Santiago, Maio, Fogo and Brava. The ever-present and cooling trade winds on the archipelago ensure that it can be pleasant in Cape Verde despite the high temperature.
What kind of weather can you expect in Cape Verde in May? Below you will find the averages of the most important meteorological variables for you. These are the maximum temperature, minimum temperature, rainfall and wind force. The weather data for the month of May is based on historical weather data and does not provide an actual weather forecast for Cape Verde.
Temperature in May
The maximum temperature in May is fairly constant. It is on average 27 degrees Celsius and there are no large deviations.
Explanation of the graph above: the average maximum temperature for the month of May is shown on a daily basis (orange line). The light orange shaded part shows the spread of the average maximum temperature.
The temperature does not fall below 20 degrees Celsius in May. On average, the minimum temperature (at night) is 21.0 degrees Celsius and because of the wind it can cool slightly.
Explanation of the graph above: the average minimum temperature for the month of May is shown on a daily basis (orange line). The light orange shaded part area shows the spread of the average minimum temperature.
Rain in May
In May there is practically no rain. The chance of a little rain is present on the windward islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
Explanation of the graph above: the average rainfall in millimeters for the month of May is shown on a daily basis (blue line). The light blue shaded part shows the spread of the average rainfall.
Wind in May
The trade winds are still quite powerful in May with an average speed of 33.5 km / h (Beaufort 5). The hot and dry harmattan wind (from the Sahara) is also blowing, but is not very strong.
Explanation of the graph above: the average maximum wind force for May is shown on a daily basis (red line). The light blue park is a weak wind with a speed of about 1 to 11 kilometers per hour (Beaufort wind force 1 and 2). The light green part is a moderate wind with a speed of about 12 to 28 kilometers per hour (Beaufort wind force 3 and 4). And the light orange part is a strong wind with a speed of about 29 to 49 kilometers per hour (Beaufort wind force 5 and 6).
The weather in Cape Verde in other months
- Cape Verde weather January
- Cape Verde weather in February
- Cape Verde weather in March
- Cape Verde weather in April
- Cape Verde weather in June
- Cape Verde weather in July
- Cape Verde weather in August
- Cape Verde weather in September
- Cape Verde weather in October
- Cape Verde weather in November
- Cape Verde weather in December
The weather data comes from the weather station 85940 (Sal, Cape Verde). The geographical coordinates of the weather station are: 16.73 degrees latitude, -22.95 degrees longitude and 54 feet high. The weather data is an indicator for all islands of the Cape Verde archipelago. Due to differences in geographical location and geography (mountains versus flat desert soil), there are local differences. For example, on the mountainous and green island of Santo Antao there is more rain than on the flat islands Sal or Boavista. The same for temperature and wind force.The average maximum wind force is the speed of the wind at a height of 10 meters for 10 minutes and the average of that. This wind force is therefore an average and is lower than the real maximum wind speed. The maximum speed of the wind can be about 10 to 20 kilometers per hour higher. The data is based on a large number of data points, namely the historical weather reports on a daily basis from December 2012 to 2017. Weather data are sensitive to errors, failures and other defects. We can therefore not take responsibility for decisions made on the basis of these weather data.