Best time to visit Cape Verde

These ten volcanic islands, which lie off the west coast of Africa, have some fine beaches and enjoy a tropical oceanic climate.

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Cape Verde. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Cape Verde?

The best time to visit Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal) is March, April and May based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)25
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)26
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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)27
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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)27
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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)29
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)30
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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)29
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)28
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal)26
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The weather guide for Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Cape Verde overview

Rainfall in Cape Verde is very low outside the August to October rainy season and temperatures are consistently high throughout the year.

Humidity can be uncomfortably high during the rainy months, when cloud cover is often dense, but frequent sea breezes help to mitigate the mugginess.

Sheltered beach on Sal Island, Cape Verde
Sheltered beach on Sal Island, Cape Verde - photo courtesy of Cape Verde Tourism

Best time to visit is between December and March, when temperatures are lowest. Note for beach lovers - the sunniest months are February to June.

What to pack for Cape Verde weather

Pack light, absorbent clothing whenever you visit and be prepared for rain between August and October.

Which is the hottest month in Cape Verde?

The hottest time of year in Espargos, Sal, Cape Verde is normally September. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 30°C with high heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Cape Verde?

It never rains much in Espargos, Sal, Cape Verde but September usually has the most rain with an average of 58mm. There are normally 3 days in September with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Cape Verde?

The sunniest time of year in Espargos, Sal, Cape Verde is normally March with bright sunshine on average for 68% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Cape Verde?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Espargos, Sal, Cape Verde in October when the water temperature reaches 26°C.

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