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 Cape Verde throughout the year
  • The weather is good all year in Praia
  • On average, the warmest months in Praia are June, 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, Assomada, Baía das Gatas, Calheta de São Miguel, Fogo Natural Park, Maio island, Mindelo, Mosteiros, Murdeira, Palmeira, Pedra Badejo, Pedra de Lume, Ponta do Sol, Porto Novo, Porto Rincão, Rabil, Sal Rei, Santa Luzia island, Santa Maria (Cape Verde), Tarrafal, Cidade Velha and Ribeira Grande, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Praia are August, September, October and November

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

Month
January 74°F to 77°F
1%
February 72°F to 76°F
2%
March 72°F to 77°F
1%
April 72°F to 77°F
2%
May 74°F to 79°F
2%
June 74°F to 81°F
2%
July 77°F to 83°F
2%
August 79°F to 85°F
11%
September 81°F to 86°F
24%
October 81°F to 86°F
7%
November 79°F to 83°F
3%
December 76°F to 81°F
2%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Cape Verde by cities

Praia

Best time to go to 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

Best time to go to 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)

Best time to go to 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.

ilha brava

Best time to go to ilha brava

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

Ilha de Santo Antão

Best time to go to Ilha de Santo Antão

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

Santiago Island

Best time to go to Santiago Island

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


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Cape Verde: Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde


Temperatures and rainfall in Cape 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.

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Where to go in Cape 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.
Praia79°F77°F79°F81°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F85°F83°F
Boa Vista island77°F76°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F85°F81°F
Espargos (Sal Island)74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F74°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F
ilha brava77°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Ilha de Santo Antão77°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F85°F81°F
Santiago Island77°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
São Filipe (Fogo Island)77°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
São Nicolau74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F
São Vicente island77°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F85°F81°F
Assomada77°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Baía das Gatas74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F76°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F
Calheta de São Miguel77°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Fogo Natural Park77°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Maio island79°F77°F79°F81°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F85°F83°F
Mindelo77°F76°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F85°F81°F
Mosteiros77°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Murdeira74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F74°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F
Palmeira74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F74°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F
Pedra Badejo77°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F83°F85°F85°F83°F79°F
Pedra de Lume74°F72°F72°F72°F74°F74°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F

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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 22 other cities.

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

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