The best times to visit Barlavento Islands for ideal weather are
November 26th to June 17th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Barlavento Islands Travel Guide
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Weather in Barlavento Islands
Average temperatures in Barlavento Islands vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 71st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Barlavento Islands, the hottest months are September, October, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late September where highs are regularly around 87.9°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.2°F (25.1°C) at night.
Barlavento Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Barlavento Islands Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Barlavento Islands Perceived Temperature (F)
Barlavento Islands Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Barlavento Islands Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Barlavento Islands are March, May, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
When can you find snow in Barlavento Islands? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Barlavento Islands.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Barlavento Islands (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Barlavento Islands has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (62.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (73.7%).
Wind in Barlavento Islands is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is May, followed by February and April. May’s average wind speed of around 13.6 knots (15.7 MPH or 25.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 19 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Barlavento Islands.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||12.7||Significant breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|Feb||13.3||Significant breeze||18.1||Strong breeze|
|Mar||12.7||Significant breeze||17.3||Strong breeze|
|Apr||12.8||Significant breeze||17.3||Strong breeze|
|May||13.6||Significant breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Jun||12.6||Significant breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.9||Gentle breeze||14.3||Strong breeze|
|Aug||9.2||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.8||Gentle breeze||14.5||Strong breeze|
|Oct||10.2||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.8||Gentle breeze||15.4||Strong breeze|
|Dec||11.6||Significant breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Barlavento Islands?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Cabo Verde; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Barlavento Islands, Cape Verde is January, followed by August and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Barlavento Islands in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Barlavento Islands Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80.8°F (27.1°C) and 77°F (25°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Barlavento Islands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Barlavento Islands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.9°F (27.2°C) and 76.3°F (24.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.