What’s the weather like in Cape Verde in August?
Sitting in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of North Africa, Cape Verde enjoys year-round warmth with temperatures soaring in August. It starts to rain more too but you can still look forward to plenty of sun. The ‘African Caribbean’ doesn’t have much rain all year round even though it’s a tropical destination. The surrounding sea will keep you cooler than in mainland Africa, with trade winds and sea breezes helping things to stay comfortable. Inland areas can become a lot hotter than the coast. The islands are relatively flat, which also helps keep temperatures down and humidity in check.
The typical high on Sal, Cape Verde’s most popular island, is 29ºC in August. This only drops to 24ºC at night so air conditioning’s a good idea. The sea temperature’s a warm 26ºC, while humidity’s high. There’s 23mm of rain over two days, and you can expect 13 hours of daylight with five hours of sunshine each day. Be careful in the sun as UV levels will be extreme so make sure you take sun cream. Sunset’s around 7pm.