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The weather for Cape Verde, represented by 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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Top 10 summer sun: Cape Verde in May

Looking for some summer sunshine? We've handpicked 10 of the very best places to go for a sunny holiday in May, and the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde is fifth in the list as it enjoys an average of eight hours of sunshine per day and warm daytime temperatures.

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Top 10 summer sun: Cape Verde in May © Weather2Travel.com
Top 10 summer sun: Cape Verde in May © Weather2Travel.com

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Cape Verde weather overview

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

Fogo Volcano, Cape Verde © dareon - Fotolia.com
Fogo Volcano, Cape Verde © dareon - Fotolia.com

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.

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Compare Cape Verde weather with the USA

Below the Cape Verde weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Cape Verde (Espargos, Sal) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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