The best times to visit Sotavento Islands 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 Sotavento Islands Travel Info

Weather in Sotavento Islands


Average temperatures in Sotavento Islands 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 Sotavento Islands, 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.

Sotavento Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Sotavento Islands Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Sotavento Islands Perceived Temperature (F)


Sotavento Islands Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Sotavento 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 78.6 72.1 67.6
Feb 79.1 72 67
Mar 80.7 73 67.4
Apr 81.3 73.9 68.4
May 84 76.2 70.5
Jun 84.8 77.1 71.6
Jul 85.4 78.8 74.2
Aug 86.8 80.5 76
Sep 86.5 80.8 76.1
Oct 86.9 80.3 75.3
Nov 84.7 78 73.1
Dec 81.7 75.1 70.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.9 22.3 19.8
Feb 26.2 22.2 19.4
Mar 27.1 22.8 19.7
Apr 27.4 23.3 20.2
May 28.9 24.6 21.4
Jun 29.3 25.1 22
Jul 29.7 26 23.4
Aug 30.4 26.9 24.4
Sep 30.3 27.1 24.5
Oct 30.5 26.8 24.1
Nov 29.3 25.6 22.8
Dec 27.6 23.9 21.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 13% 0 1.9
Sep 18% 0 3.2
Oct 5% 0 0.4
Nov 1% 0 0.2
Dec 1% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 13 0 4.8
Sep 18 0 8.1
Oct 5 0 1
Nov 1 0 0.5
Dec 1 0 0.3


Humidity and Wind

Sotavento Islands 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 Sotavento Islands 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 Sotavento Islands.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 14.6 Significant breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
Feb 15.7 Significant breeze 20.7 Strong breeze
Mar 14.5 Significant breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Apr 14.7 Significant breeze 20.1 Strong breeze
May 14.4 Significant breeze 20 Strong breeze
Jun 12.4 Significant breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Jul 9.5 Gentle breeze 14.8 Strong breeze
Aug 8.5 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Sep 8.6 Gentle breeze 13.4 Strong breeze
Oct 10.3 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Nov 12.1 Significant breeze 16.4 Strong breeze
Dec 13.2 Significant breeze 17.7 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.3%
Feb 58.3%
Mar 55.2%
Apr 59.2%
May 58.5%
Jun 62.1%
Jul 70.3%
Aug 77.5%
Sep 81.1%
Oct 73.6%
Nov 68.5%
Dec 63.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Sotavento Islands?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Sep 18, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Sotavento Islands, 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 Sotavento Islands 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

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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36 in November means 36% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Sotavento Islands 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 Sotavento Islands, 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 Sotavento Islands 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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