The best times to visit Praia for ideal weather are

December 10th to April 29th

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

 

 


Other Praia Travel Info

Weather in Praia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Praia vary very 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 somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 Praia, the hottest months are September, August, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 88.2°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.

Praia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Praia 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.

Praia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Praia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Praia 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)
Jan78.672.167.6
Feb79.17267
Mar80.77367.4
Apr81.373.968.4
May8476.270.5
Jun84.877.171.6
Jul85.478.874.2
Aug86.880.576
Sep86.580.876.1
Oct86.980.375.3
Nov84.77873.1
Dec81.775.170.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan25.922.319.8
Feb26.222.219.4
Mar27.122.819.7
Apr27.423.320.2
May28.924.621.4
Jun29.325.122
Jul29.72623.4
Aug30.426.924.4
Sep30.327.124.5
Oct30.526.824.1
Nov29.325.622.8
Dec27.623.921.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Praia are January, March, and then April. 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in Praia? 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 Praia.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar0%00
Apr0%00
May0%00
Jun0%00
Jul1%00.1
Aug13%01.9
Sep18%03.2
Oct5%00.4
Nov1%00.2
Dec1%00.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar000
Apr000
May000
Jun000
Jul100.3
Aug1304.8
Sep1808.1
Oct501
Nov100.5
Dec100.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Praia has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (55.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (81.1%).

Wind in Praia is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is February, followed by April and January. February’s average wind speed of around 15.7 knots (18.1 MPH or 29.1 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 21.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan14.6Significant breeze19.3Strong breeze
Feb15.7Significant breeze20.7Strong breeze
Mar14.5Significant breeze19.7Strong breeze
Apr14.7Significant breeze20.1Strong breeze
May14.4Significant breeze20Strong breeze
Jun12.4Significant breeze17.8Strong breeze
Jul9.5Gentle breeze14.8Strong breeze
Aug8.5Gentle breeze13.3Significant breeze
Sep8.6Gentle breeze13.4Strong breeze
Oct10.3Gentle breeze15.3Significant breeze
Nov12.1Significant breeze16.4Strong breeze
Dec13.2Significant breeze17.7Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan60.3%
Feb58.3%
Mar55.2%
Apr59.2%
May58.5%
Jun62.1%
Jul70.3%
Aug77.5%
Sep81.1%
Oct73.6%
Nov68.5%
Dec63.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Praia?

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 Praia, Cape Verde is July, followed by May and January. 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 Praia in November. 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 36 in November means 36% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Praia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85°F (29.4°C) and 79.6°F (26.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

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 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Praia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Praia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 77.7°F (25.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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