The best times to visit Cape Verde for ideal weather are

December 10th to May 13th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Cape Verde Travel Info

Weather in Cape Verde

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cape Verde vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 63rd 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 Cape Verde, 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 88.5°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.7°F (25.4°C) at night.

Cape Verde Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cape Verde Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Cape Verde Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cape Verde Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cape Verde 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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan77.77267.4
Feb77.271.266.3
Mar78.47266.7
Apr79.373.168.1
May81.675.470.4
Jun82.576.571.8
Jul84.778.874.2
Aug86.68176.5
Sep87.681.977.3
Oct87.181.276.2
Nov83.978.173.2
Dec80.974.969.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan25.422.219.7
Feb25.121.819.1
Mar25.822.219.3
Apr26.322.820.1
May27.624.121.3
Jun28.124.722.1
Jul29.32623.4
Aug30.327.224.7
Sep30.927.725.2
Oct30.627.324.6
Nov28.825.622.9
Dec27.223.821

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cape Verde 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 Cape Verde? 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 Cape Verde.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cape Verde (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00.1
Mar0%00
Apr0%00
May0%00
Jun0%00
Jul0%00.1
Aug3%00.4
Sep6%01.6
Oct1%00.2
Nov0%00
Dec0%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000.3
Mar000
Apr000
May000
Jun000
Jul000.3
Aug301
Sep604.1
Oct100.5
Nov000
Dec000

 

Humidity and Wind

Cape Verde has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (57.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (71.3%).

Wind in Cape Verde is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is February, followed by May and April. February’s average wind speed of around 16.6 knots (19.1 MPH or 30.7 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 22.6 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cape Verde.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan15.6Significant breeze20.2Strong breeze
Feb16.6Significant breeze21.4Strong breeze
Mar15.6Significant breeze20.3Strong breeze
Apr15.9Significant breeze20.6Strong breeze
May16.3Significant breeze21.1Strong breeze
Jun15.1Significant breeze20Strong breeze
Jul11.2Significant breeze15.8Strong breeze
Aug10Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
Sep11Significant breeze15.6Strong breeze
Oct11.8Significant breeze16.6Significant breeze
Nov13.1Significant breeze17.6Strong breeze
Dec13.3Significant breeze17.9Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan57.7%
Feb58.7%
Mar58%
Apr60.3%
May60.5%
Jun63.2%
Jul64.4%
Aug68.7%
Sep71.3%
Oct66.4%
Nov62.8%
Dec59.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cape Verde?

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 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 Cape Verde 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45 in July means 45% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Cape Verde Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 77.9°F (25.5°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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Cape Verde, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 82.5°F (28.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 2 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 Cape Verde to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 76.6°F (24.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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