Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Cape Verde

We show the climate in Cape Verde by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Praia, Mindelo, and Santa Maria.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Cape Verde

Average High and Low Temperature in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°F88°F88°F78698173786887786776NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 74°F73°F73°F74°F74°F76°F78°F80°F81°F80°F79°F76°F
Mindelo 78°F78°F79°F80°F82°F83°F85°F86°F87°F86°F83°F80°F
Santa Maria 77°F77°F78°F78°F79°F81°F83°F85°F86°F85°F82°F79°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 71°F70°F70°F70°F71°F73°F75°F77°F78°F78°F76°F73°F
Mindelo 69°F68°F69°F70°F71°F73°F75°F77°F78°F76°F74°F71°F
Santa Maria 68°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F77°F77°F76°F73°F70°F

Praia

Average Hourly Temperature in PraiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablewarmcomfortable

Mindelo

Average Hourly Temperature in MindeloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcomfortable

Santa Maria

Average Hourly Temperature in Santa MariaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Cape Verde

Chance of Clearer Skies in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%7833864440NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 54%61%63%64%73%75%56%40%37%46%43%48%
Mindelo 60%66%66%65%73%84%75%59%52%51%45%53%
Santa Maria 58%65%66%67%75%81%64%47%44%52%46%51%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Cape Verde

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%2613114NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 2.1d1.3d0.8d0.5d0.2d0.2d1.0d5.5d6.5d4.5d2.7d2.9d
Mindelo 2.8d2.0d1.5d1.2d0.5d0.4d0.3d1.6d2.9d2.6d3.1d3.7d
Santa Maria 2.5d1.8d1.1d0.7d0.4d0.1d0.3d2.4d3.6d2.6d2.4d3.4d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Cape Verde

Average Monthly Rainfall in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in1.81.00.10.9PraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 0.6″0.4″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.2″1.3″1.7″1.2″0.7″0.7″
Mindelo 0.8″0.6″0.3″0.2″0.1″0.1″0.1″0.4″0.7″0.6″0.7″0.9″
Santa Maria 0.7″0.5″0.2″0.1″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.5″0.9″0.5″0.5″0.8″

Hours of Daylight in Cape Verde

Hours of Daylight in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr13.011.2NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 11.4h11.7h12.1h12.5h12.8h13.0h12.9h12.6h12.2h11.8h11.4h11.3h
Mindelo 11.3h11.6h12.1h12.5h12.9h13.1h13.0h12.7h12.2h11.7h11.3h11.1h
Santa Maria 11.3h11.6h12.1h12.5h12.9h13.1h13.0h12.7h12.2h11.7h11.4h11.2h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Cape Verde

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%1003111007NowNowPraiaPraiaSanta MariaSanta Maria
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 11.3d9.4d13.8d20.0d28.4d29.9d30.9d31.0d30.0d31.0d29.1d22.1d
Mindelo 1.3d0.6d0.5d1.1d5.9d19.3d27.8d30.5d29.9d29.8d21.6d9.2d
Santa Maria 3.2d2.3d3.6d4.4d10.8d21.0d27.9d30.3d29.7d29.4d21.2d10.2d

Average Wind Speed in Cape Verde

Average Wind Speed in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph16.58.815.610.4NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 16.416.315.715.815.212.89.79.310.712.513.815.4
Mindelo 15.515.214.314.414.713.811.210.812.212.713.014.3
Santa Maria 16.816.616.116.416.314.611.410.912.413.814.615.8

Average Water Temperature in Cape Verde

Average Water Temperature in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F8173807271NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 74°F73°F73°F74°F74°F75°F77°F80°F81°F81°F79°F77°F
Mindelo 73°F72°F72°F73°F74°F75°F76°F78°F79°F79°F78°F76°F
Santa Maria 73°F72°F71°F72°F73°F73°F76°F78°F80°F80°F78°F75°F

Tourism Score in Cape Verde

Tourism Score in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.95.08.24.0NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Cape Verde

Beach/Pool Score in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.46.49.06.9NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Cape Verde

Growing Season in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Cape Verde

Growing Degree Days in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FNowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Cape Verde

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Cape VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh7.44.7NowNowPraiaPraiaMindeloMindeloSanta MariaSanta Maria
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Praia 5.16.06.97.37.37.06.55.85.45.45.04.7
Mindelo 5.05.96.87.37.47.26.96.56.05.74.94.6
Santa Maria 5.05.96.87.37.37.26.76.25.85.65.04.6

This report illustrates the typical weather for Praia, Mindelo, and Santa Maria year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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