The Cape Verde Climate
The Cape Verde Climate is perfect for the outdoors person that likes relaxing beach holidays in the sun but, the Cape Verde Climate is not so perfect for the farmer that needs rainwater to grow his crops.
For information related to specific aspects of the Cape Verde Climate see the weather charts, tables and graphs at the end of this article.
Below you will find Weather Charts showing; Daily Temperatures of the Cape Verde Weather, Daily Sunshine Hours of the Cape Verde Weather, Sea temperatures produced by the Cape Verde Weather, Daily Rainfall produced by the Cape Verde weather, Wind Speeds produced by the Weather in Cape Verde and Humidity Levels produced by the Cape Verde weather.
Daily Temperatures of the Cape Verde Climate
The Cape Verde Weather can produce some very high daily temperatures throughout the whole year. The average daily temperature taken throughout the year is 24°C (75°F), however there can be highs in excess of 40°C (104°F) and lows of 10°C (50°F).
The temperature highs come in the months of August, September, October, and November whereas the lows come January, February, March and April.
See detailed weather charts related to all aspects of the Cape Verde Climate, please go to the end of this article.
Average Daily Temperatures for Cape Verde Islands
Sunshine of the Cape Verde Climate
The Cape Verde Weather offers many hours of sunshine throughout the whole year. You can expect 350 to 360 glorious days of sunshine annually, with an average per day throughout the whole year of 8.5 hours of sunshine every single day.
The longest sunny days will return higher, of between 9 and 11 hours, with even the lowest days returning anything between 6 to 9 hours of sunshine. The longest hours of sunshine come through the months of February, March, April and May with the lowest coming July, August and September.
See the Cape Verde Weather chart below for average Hours of Sunshine.
Cape Verde Sunshine Hours
Sea temperature produced by the Cape Verde Climate
The Cape Verde Weather produces some very envious sea temperatures, especially if you are into water sports and marine life. With an all year round average sea temperature of 24°C (75°F) and crystal-clear waters this really is the place for any water sports enthusiast.
Sea temperatures can rise as high as 27°C (81°F) some months with lows of just 22°C (72°F). The highs come in July, August, September, October and November and lows in February, March, April and May.
See the Cape Verde Weather chart below for average Sea Temperatures in Cape Verde.
Average Sea Temperatures around Cape Verde
Rainfall produced by the Cape Verde Climate
The Cape Verde Islands have two main seasons – a dry season and a wet season. The dry season is in the months of November through to July and the wet season between August to October. The wet season is not like that of a normal wet season as Cape Verde only averages around 1mm of rain daily throughout its rainy season.
Even though there are seen to be two seasons, the Cape Verde Climate tends to be warm and dry all year round.
The wet or rainy season in Cape Verde often produces very little rain but when it does it is usually between August and October. Islands with higher altitudes such as Santo Antao can also get rain in the later months of December, January and February. This is due to the Northeast Trade Winds.
Rainfall is so irregular, that it is still possible to get periodic droughts, which can often cause food and water shortages.
The Cape Verde Island of Sal, which is currently the holidaymakers favourite is one of the Islands that gets the least amount of rain with the average rainfalls as low 0.01 for April, May and June. When it does rain it can often be a downpour that delivers over 50% of its total annual rainfall in one go. When this happens locals and expats alike can be seen dancing in the streets.
Although the rainfalls are rare, the amount each Island receives can vary quite dramatically considering their relatively close proximately from one another. Rainfalls can vary from 5mm to 850mm throughout the islands.
See the Cape Verde Weather Chart at the end of this article. It shows detailed information related to average Monthly Rainfalls throughout the year.
Average Monthly Rainfall on Cape Verde (mm)
Wind Speeds produced by the Cape Verde Climate
The Cape Verde climate can produce some heavy winds. Whilst these winds may not best please some holidaymakers wishing to lie on the beaches sunbathing, with a bit of careful planning they will not ruin your holiday.
These winds will please the local sportsmen and women, as these are what fuel the wind sports for which the Cape Verde Islands are also famous for, like Surfing, Windsurfing, Kite Surfing and Beach Buggy Surfing.
If you are a holidaymaker wishing to avoid these winds or a indeed a Windsurfer trying to capture these winds then view the Cape Verde Weather chart below for Average Wind Speeds on Cape Verde throughout the year.
See the Cape Verde Weather Chart at the end of this article. It shows detailed information related to average wind speeds for each month throughout the year.
Average Wind Speeds around Cape Verde
(kph, mph, knots)
Humidity levels Produced by the Cape Verde Climate
Humidity is the term used for measuring the amount of water vapour in the air and as such is normally measured and displayed as a percentage %.
Cape Verde Humidity Levels are what would be expected of islands located in this geographical location. The average monthly humidity range is from 68% through to 76%. The lower levels will be in Dec, Jan and February whilst the higher levels will come between May to October.
For full details relating to the humidity levels of the Cape Verde Islands see the weather chart at the end of this article. The humidity weather chart shows average humidity levels for each month throughout the year.
Humidity Levels of Cape Verde Climate