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Climate, Cape Verde Weather

All year warm weather for sailing and surfing

Lying in the Trade Winds belt, with a gentle Atlantic swell, Cape Verde conditions are perfect for sailing or surfing. Cape Verde winter winds are steady Force 4 to Force 5, but slacken in summer. National teams come to Sal, Cape Verdes for winter wind and kite surf training. Board surfing conditions in winter are excellent and Ponta Preta on Sal, Cape Verdes has one of the best breaks in the world. Sea temperatures are warm enough to make swimming a real pleasure. And you neither need to heat the swimming pool nor air-condition the villa, thanks to their clever architectural design which encourages airflow through the venturi effect.

Water supply

Water is scarce and expensive, so golf will always be a difficult game to find in the islands. Some swimming pools are fed with salt water. There are desalination plants on the islands of Sal, Boavista, Santiago(Praia) and there is one under construction on the Island of Santo Antao (Porto Novo)

Daytime air and sea temperature in Cape Verdes and today's weather

  Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Air 24 24 25 25 25 26 27 28 29 29 27 25
Sea 23 22 22 22 23 24 25 25 27 26 26 24


Sunshine and rainfall statistics

The weather is always like a perfect English summer day. Rainfall is negligible compared to the Canaries, Madeira or the Costa del Sol.

Rainfall and sunshine in Cape Verdes

  Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Rain mm 1 1 1 1 0 1 11 57 91 28 12 2
Sun Hrs 7 8 9 10 10 9 7 6 7 8 8 7

Best weather Months and the Harmattan

Best months are March to June. Best waves in April-June. Best marlin fishing is in April. The Harmattan, a dry, dusty wind blows off the Sahara Desert across the Gulf of Guinea, when there is a Tropical Low in the area. This can happen in late summer. It is sometimes called the Doctor, because of its supposedly health-enhancing qualities.

J from Sussex was there in August

"Weather was pretty good - hot but with welcome cloud, a few spots of rain and welcome wind! We were apparently on the edge of that hurricane Debbie which was closer to the most southern of the islands so it could have been worse! Got to see my apartments and have signed up power of attorney for one of them which is now almost complete with furniture etc. Have decided to sell that one unused and fully furnished so if you hear of anyone?! It was great to see how well Santa Maria is coming along. I can't wait for my next visit! Thank you again for all your help and advice beforehand and hope to keep in touch! "

Sea Temperature January- red is hotest