When is the best time to go to Cape Verde?

When is the best time to go to Cape Verde? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good in Cabo Verde throughout the year
  • The weather is good all year in Praia
  • On average, the warmest months in Praia are July, August, September, October and November
  • September is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Praia, Boa Vista island, Espargos (Sal Island), ilha brava, Ilha de Santo Antão, Santiago Island, São Filipe (Fogo Island), São Nicolau, São Vicente island and Assomada, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Praia are August, September, October and November


Annual weather in Cabo Verde

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Cabo Verde for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 72°F to 77°F
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February 70°F to 76°F
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March 70°F to 76°F
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April 70°F to 77°F
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May 72°F to 77°F
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June 74°F to 79°F
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July 76°F to 81°F
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August 77°F to 83°F
2 to 4 days*
September 79°F to 85°F
3 to 7 days*
October 79°F to 85°F
1 to 4 days*
November 77°F to 83°F
0 to 1 days*
December 74°F to 79°F
0 days
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Cape Verde by cities

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Praia

Praia

The best months to go to Praia are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Boa Vista island

Boa Vista island

The best months to go to Boa Vista island are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Espargos (Sal Island)

Espargos (Sal Island)

The best months to go to Espargos (Sal Island) are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Cabo Verde

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Cape Verde and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Praia, Boa Vista island, Espargos (Sal Island), ilha brava and Ilha de Santo Antão, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Cabo Verde

Find out when Cape Verde has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Cabo Verde

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, March, April, May, June, July, September and October. The number of visitors to Cape Verde is high in: February, August, November and December.

  • Very low season in Cabo Verde: May, June and September.
  • Low season in Cabo Verde: January, March, April, July and October.
  • High season in Cabo Verde: February, August and November.
  • Peek season in Cabo Verde: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Cape Verde month by month


Average price for flights to Cape Verde

A return flight between London and Praia is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 531 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 535 more for your airline ticket to Praia if you go in august.

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Where to go in Cabo Verde?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Praia77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Boa Vista island74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F79°F83°F81°F79°F76°F
Espargos (Sal Island)74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F79°F83°F81°F79°F76°F
ilha brava77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Ilha de Santo Antão74°F72°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F
Santiago Island77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
São Filipe (Fogo Island)77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
São Nicolau74°F72°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F
São Vicente island74°F72°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F
Assomada77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Baía das Gatas74°F72°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F
Bangaeira77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Buracona74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F79°F83°F81°F79°F76°F
Calheta77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Calheta de São Miguel77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Chaves Beach (Praia de Chaves)74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F79°F83°F81°F79°F76°F
Curral Velho74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F79°F83°F81°F79°F76°F
Fogo Natural Park77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Maio island77°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Mindelo74°F72°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F

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About Cape Verde

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Is this weather information for Cape Verde reliable?

Climate data for Cape Verde has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Cape Verde allows us to determine the average for each month in Praia, Boa Vista island, Espargos (Sal Island), ilha brava, Ilha de Santo Antão, Santiago Island, São Filipe (Fogo Island), São Nicolau, and 32 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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