Cape Verde Weather & Climate
See the chart below for your, Live 5 day weather forecast on the Cape Verde Islands.
General information about the Cape Verde Weather
Holidaymakers looking for a sunny beach holiday will always be able to rely on the Weather in Cape Verde. In fact people often describe the Cape Verde climate as being just perfect, as it can provide ideal holiday weather throughout the whole of the year.
These Islands produce a staggering, 350 to 360 days of glorious sunshine each year with average daily temperature highs of 25°C (77 °F) to 29°C (84.2 °F). The average daily temperature highs come throughout the months of January to September slowly increasing along the way.
Cape Verde Climate & Weather Charts
If you are looking for more detailed statistics relating to certain aspects of the Cape Verde weather then take a look at the weather charts we have created specifically for, the Cape Verde Islands. Simply click on the following links; Hours of Sunshine on Cape Verde, Air Temperatures on Cape Verde, Sea Temperatures around Cape Verde, Rainfall on Cape Verde, Wind Speeds around Cape Verde and Humidity Levels on Cape Verde. These weather charts show full in-depth statistics covering all aspects of the Weather in Cape Verde throughout the whole year.
Cape Verde Micro-climates
Although the Weather in Cape Verde is often measured and shown as a whole, it is also worth mentioning that some of the individual Islands that make up the Cape Verdes, can have their own micro-climates. Therefore it is always worth carrying out some extra research that is more specific to the Island you are interested in visiting. In order to help you with this research see the last paragraph of this article with the heading “The Cape Verde Islands“. There you will find a list of the ten main Islands that make up the Cape Verdes. Simply click on the name(s) of the island(s) you are interested in to be taken directly to more information on the weather and climate of that particular island.
Click on the video below to see average monthly weather stats for Cape Verde.
Live 5 Day weather forecast for the Cape Verde Islands
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Aspects of the Cape Verde Weather & Climate
As already mentioned the Cape Verde Islands are made up of a number of individual islands, each one having its own slightly different climate. The reason for this difference in climate is mainly due to the individual terrains that you will find on the islands as well as their locations in the sea. For example; Boa Vista has a dryer more tropical climate with lower levels of humidity and average daily temperatures of 20°C (68°F) to 29°C (84°F). Lows of 20°C (68°F) coming in December/January and Highs of 29°C (84°F) in July/August. See the last paragraph of this article, titled “The Cape Verde Islands” for more specific information related to the weather on any given island.
Sunshine Hours ~ on Cape Verde
The Cape Verde Weather has averages hours of sunshine ranging from 6 to 11 hours daily. The months of August to October will give you between 6 – 9 hours and November through to July there will be between 9 and 11 hours. Follow the link to the Cape Verde Weather chart showing detailed statistics of the average Hours of Sunshine on Cape Verde for each month throughout the year.
Air Temperatures ~ on Cape Verde
The Cape Verde Climate varies throughout the islands as does the temperature. Average yearly air temperatures for Cape Verde range from 20°C (68°F) to 29°C (84°F). The flatter islands such as Sal and Sao Vicente can reach temperatures over 40°C (104°F), whereas the higher more mountainous islands such as Santo Antao can drop below 10°C (50°F). Follow the link to the Cape Verde Weather chart showing detailed statistics of the average Dailly Temperatues on Cape Verde throughout each month of the year.
Sea Temperatures ~ on Cape Verde
When combining the Cape Verde Weather and Sea Temperatures around the islands, it makes an ideal place for almost any water-sport, but none more so than Scuba diving. With ocean water temperatures ranging from between 22°C (72°F) to 27°C (81°F), it makes for a very pleasant diving experience whilst also creating a maritime temperate climate. With average water temperature of 24°C (75°F) throughout the year and crystal-clear waters, you have comfort and visibility whilst unearthing magical coloured reefs and beautifully coloured fish. There are also a number of ship wreck dives off shore waiting to be discovered. Follow the link to the Cape Verde Weather chart showing detailed statistics of the average Sea Temperatures around Cape Verde throughout the year.
Rainy Season ~ on Cape Verde
The Weather in Cape Verde has two main seasons – a dry season and a wet season. The dry season is throughout November and July and the wet season between August and 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. Follow the link to the Cape Verde Weather chart showing detailed statistics of the average Rainfall on Cape Verde throughout the year.
Windy Season ~ on Cape Verde
The Cape Verde Weather also manages an unofficial, windy season and this comes between late October and early June. These winds come from the Sahara and are known as the “Harmatten” which means “dry hot winds”. These are the winds that make the Weather in Cape Verde ideal for wind sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing. These are also known as the trade winds and have made the Cape Verde Islands an ideal stop off point for trading cargo ships. Wind speeds average between 8 knots (9.2m/h) and 14 knots (16m/h). Follow the link to the Cape Verde Weather chart showing detailed statistics of the average Wind Speeds around Cape Verde throughout the year.
Humidity Levels ∼ on the Cape Verde
Islands Humidity levels on the Cape Verde Islands are very typical of what you could expect of islands in their geographical location couple by the annual climate. Humidity levels are shown as a percentage and this ranges from 68% through to 76% all year round. The lower levels come in Dec, Jan and February and the higher levels come between the months of May to October. Follow the link to the Cape Verde weather chart showing Humidity Levels on Cape Verde for each month of the year.
Conclusion of the Cape Verde Weather & Climate
The Cape Verde weather although a sunbathers dream, can also whip up some strong winds along some of its beaches at certain times of the years (see the annual wind speed chart for Cape Verde). You will not see many sunbeds on these beaches at this time of year but what you will see is people from all over the world having a go at, wind surfing, kite surfing and buggy surfing. The Cape Verde weather attracts sportsmen from beginners to professionals and even holds the World Windsurfing Championships on the Island of Sal in the month of November. Other similar sports are expected to follow like the World Kite-surf Championship which was held this year for the first time. So the conclusion has to be, the Weather in Cape Verde is perfect all year round for a number of reasons> It will suit a wide variety of people from holidaymakers, travelers to the more energetic of us that are looking for adrenaline rushes and extreme sports that the winds on Cape Verde will fuel.
Investing in the Cape Verde Islands
Are you thinking of investing in the Cape Verde Islands? The Cape Verde Islands all year round great weather combined with the trade winds, make it a true all year round holiday destination. Whether you like sunning yourself on the beach, trying your hand at wind-surfing or sailing around the islands – you will certainly be happy here. For this reason the Cape Verde Islands are on the up and anyone looking to invest in Cape Verde must surely be all but guaranteed of a good return on their investment. Again this is all mainly due to the Cape Verde Weather & Climate.
The Cape Verde Islands
The Cape Verde Islands consist of ten main Islands all with their own individuality. They have their own density percentages and populations, with the total for all ten islands being; a Population of 434’778 and a density of 117.2. The ten main islands are; Santiago ~ Sao Vicente ~ Santo Antao ~ Fogo ~ Sal Sao Nicolau ~ Brava ~ Maio ~ Boa Vista ~ Santa Luzia. If you are looking for more specific information other than that of the Cape Verde in general, then click on the name of the island above that you are interested in and you will be taken to more details relating to the that island.