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Climate and weather of Cape Verde



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Cape Verde




 

Climate

 
The Cape Verde Islands have a tropical climate with a short rainy season and a long dry season.

Temperatures range between 21 and 29° during the year (they lose about five degrees at night). The rains are low on the seaside and moderate in the mountains (they are very irregular from one year to another). The sun shines more than three hundred days a year (sunshine ranges from seven to ten hours per day). Sea temperature varies between 22 and 27° during the year.

Rainy season (August to October)
Temperatures are stable (29°) and humidity is high. The rains are higher in the mountains than on the seaside (they cause serious damage when they violently fall).

Dry season (November to July)
Temperatures reach 22° during the daytime (they are sometimes cool at night especially in the mountains). Sunshine is very high on all islands.

 When to go to Cape Verde (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Cape Verde is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Praia (Capital of Cape Verde)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
26°
26°
26°
27°
28°
28°
min
21°
20°
21°
21°
22°
22°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
28°
28°
29°
27°
26°
min
23°
24°
25°
24°
23°
21°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
10
90
20
40
...
...

Mindelo

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
24°
23°
24°
24°
25°
26°
min
19°
19°
19°
19°
20°
22°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
27°
26°
25°
26°
24°
min
21°
22°
23°
22°
21°
20°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
10
30
10
...
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Cape Verde are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Cape Verde weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
The Cape Verde Archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean,west of Senegal and Mauritania.

Capital: Praia
Area: 4 000 kmē
Population: 550 000 inhabitants
Language: Portuguese
Currency: Cape Verdean escudo

Cape Verde










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