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Last updated:

01 Oct
UK Time: 06:01 BST
Local Time: 04:01 -01
26°C (79°F)
19mph (31kmh)
  • Sunrise 06:21
  • Sunset 18:21
Temp feels like: 28°C (82°F)
Length of Day: 12h 0m
Pressure: 30" (1012 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)
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    Weather was windy but a lovely warm breeze which was welcome as it was so hot, odd days with clouds...

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    I went with my family for Christmas and the New Year 2012/13. The weather was really nice at 80-90 degrees...


Historic Temperatures for 1st October in Cape Verde

Average High 28°C (82°F)
Record High 32°C (90°F) (2006)
Average Low 23°C (73°F)
Record Low 1°C (34°F) (2001)

Whats the weather like in Cape Verde?

The typical weather in Cape Verde, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, is characteristically tropical.

Unlike a typical tropical climate though, this island group features almost no rainfall at all for nine months of the year and the remaining three months still experience low rainfall.

Only slightly more than 180mm is spread over what is called the wet season of August, September and October. This is less than what other popular beach destinations, such as TurkeyItaly and Cyprus, receive in one month at their wettest time of year.

Is Cape Verde Hot All Year Round?

On a typical day in Cape Verde, one will experience average temperatures of 24°C in June, 26°C in July and 27°C in August, September and October, providing a year-round exceptional climate. The lowest annual averages are no less than 23°C and are recorded from January through May.

The weather featured in Cape Verde suffers from very little seasonal variation but temperatures will get slightly cooler around late-November and will warm back up again in early June.

How Much Sun Does Cape Verde Get?

Sunshine hours are, surprisingly, lowest throughout the summer (the wet season) while the rest of the year has a stable number of hours of sunshine, with annual figures ranging between six and nine hours per day.

Summer Weather in Cape Verde

How Hot Is Cape Verde In Summer?

Summer weather in Cape Verde is very warm during the day and night. Nighttime temperatures linger at a very pleasing 21°C to 24°C as the soothing ocean breeze helps relieve the hot days' humidity levels.

In the afternoons, the mercury climbs to high temperatures between 26°C and 29°C. The overall average temperature ranges from 24°C to 27°C.

September is the warmest month of the year, with August and October closely behind. Summer and autumn are the two warmest periods of the year. And they're also the wettest. Particularly the late-summer and early-autumn months of August, September and October are very wet compared to the other months of the year.

How Much Does It Rain In Cape Verde In Summer?

June, the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, is one of Cape Verde's driest months as a very tiny 1mm of rainfall.

Rain in July still remains very minimum, averaging only 11mm. August and September tend to see more rainfall; however, the amounts are still very small in comparison to any other tropical climate.

September, the wettest month of the whole year, doesn't receive more than 77mm of rainfall in the course of the month, while there are also only seven days with precipitation.

How Warm Is The Sea In Cape Verde In Summer?

The sea temperature averages approximately 26-27°C this season, an ideal temperature for swimming and cooling off.

How Much Sunshine Does Cape Verde Get In Summer?

Summer is, surprisingly, the least sunny season. With only five hours of daily sunshine, August is the cloudiest month. July and September have six sunshine hours on average. The low number of sunshine hours is because late summer is the wettest, and therefore also the cloudiest, time of year.

Autumn Weather in Cape Verde

Autumn, which includes the months of September, October and November is, together with late-summer, the wettest part of the year. But this means it only rains a little bit compared to the other seasons that are bone-dry.

Is Cape Verde Hot In Autumn?

Autumn is also the warmest season, with September and October averaging 27°C each day and peaks of 29°C. November's average temperature is 26°C.

Sunshine Hours In Cape Verde In Autumn

In terms of sunshine, autumn is an average season, with six or seven hours of sunshine a day on average.

Winter Weather in Cape Verde

 A vacation in Cape Verde may be your ideal solution if you're looking to escape the chilly climate of the UK and northern Europe.

How Hot Is Cape Verde In Winter?

 December and January are the resort's coolest months. This is when the islands will see bare minimums of no colder than 18°C at night and average high temperatures of 24°C or 25°C during the day.

Can You Swim In The Sea In Cape Verde In WInter?

Yes as Sea temperatures drop from the annual high of 27°C in the summer to around a still-balmy 23°C in January and February. This average sea temperature will remain the same through to May. 

Winter Sunshine In Cape Verde

Sunshine hours are long during the winter months as well, ranging anywhere from six to seven hours a day. Both numbers aren't too far above the annual minimum, nor below the annual maximum, which shows how stable the weather is in this region.

Is Cape Verde Wet In WInter?

Winter is a ridiculously dry time of the year, as are spring and early-summer. The total amount of rainfall that hits the islands' beaches is no higher than 6mm over a period of three months of December, January and February. 

Spring Weather in Cape Verde

How Wet Is Cape Verde In Spring?

Spring is the driest season of the year in Cape Verde - MarchApril and May which see barely 1mm of rainfall. There are three or four days with precipitation in each month proving that those rain showers are extremely brief and insubstantial.

How Much Sunshine Does Cape Verde Get In Spring?

Because the temperatures are still very comfortable and the Atlantic Ocean is pleasantly warm, spring is a marvellous time to visit the islands. Additionally, the spring months are also the sunniest, averaging eight to nine hours of sunshine a day on average.

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