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Climate and weather of Sao Tome and Principe



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Sao Tome and Principe




 

Climate

 
The islands of Sao Tome and Principe have an equatorial climate with two dry seasons and two rainy seasons.

Temperatures reach 26 to 28° throughout the year on the coasts (they are lower in the mountains where nights can be very cold). The annual rains are higher on the southwestern coasts of both islands than on the northeastern coasts (7 000 mm against 700 mm on the island of Sao Tome ; 3 000 mm against 1000 mm on the island of Principe) because the mountains located in the center of both islands stop most of moisture-laden clouds coming from the Atlantic Ocean. A light rain falls above 1000 meters almost throughout the year. Humidity is high throughout the year (80%).

First rainy season (October, November) and second rainy season (February to May)
Temperatures range between 26 and 28°, rainfall is abundant and humidity is high.

First dry season (June to September) and second dry season (December to January)
Temperatures are stable (26 to 27°). Rainfall is moderate during the first dry season and sporadic during the second dry season.

 When to go to Sao Tome and Principe (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Sao Tome and Principe 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

Santo Antonio (Sao Tome and Principe)

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

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
120
100
170
240
300
80
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
20
40
180
350
180
90

Sao Tome
(Capital of Sao Tome and Principe)

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

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
4
4
6
7
5
1
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
1
2
6
8
9
6

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

Sao Tome and Principe weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
The islands of Sao Tome and Principe are located in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Gabon and southwest of Equatorial Guinea.

Capital: Sao Tome
Area: 960 kmē
Population: 200 000 inhabitants
Languages: Portuguese
Currency: Dobra

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