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Cape Verde Climate & Weather

Cape Verde Climate and Weather


The tropical climate of Cape Verde is tempered by trade winds, with temperatures remaining constant most of the year. Temperatures average between 78 to 86°F (26 to 30°C) but it can get hotter on the flatter islands or inland. The weather does vary slightly from island to island in the archipelago, depending on each island's geography and location. There is almost uninterrupted sunshine from November to May but the winds usually keep the heat bearable. The wind can be strong in Cape Verde and although it is great for making waves for surfing and the like it is also important to note that visitors should pay attention to the lifeguard warnings and flags for their own safety when the surf is powerful. The rainy season is during August, September and October; the amount of rain is rather unpredictable and Cape Verde has suffered severe droughts in the past. When it does rain the showers can be dramatic and sudden. The sea temperatures are lovely and warm which adds to Cape Verde's popularity. The best time to visit the islands is between March and June (the best waves for surfers are found from April to June).


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