The best times to visit Tarrafal 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.
Tarrafal Travel Guide
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Weather in Tarrafal
Average temperatures in Tarrafal 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 Tarrafal, 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.
Tarrafal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Tarrafal 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.
Tarrafal Perceived Temperature (F)
Tarrafal Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Tarrafal 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 Tarrafal 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 Tarrafal? 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 Tarrafal.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tarrafal (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
Tarrafal 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 Tarrafal 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 Tarrafal.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Tarrafal?
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 Tarrafal, 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 Tarrafal 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
Overall Tarrafal 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 Tarrafal, 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 Tarrafal 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.