What’s the weather like in Cape Verde in July?
The Cape Verde islands sit in the North Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of North Africa. This gives the ‘African Caribbean’ warm weather all year round, and you’ll get lots of sun and hardly any rain if you’re going in July. The lack of rain’s unusual for a tropical destination, while humidity’s also low as Cape Verde’s mostly flat. This helps trade winds and sea breezes to keep you cool, and it’s more comfortable in Cape Verde than mainland Africa. You’ll be cooler on the coast than inland, where temperatures can soar due to the desert-like terrain.
The average high on Sal, Cape Verde’s most popular island, is 27ºC in July. This only drops to 23ºC at night so you won’t need to bring many warm clothes. The sea temperature’s 24ºC, while humidity’s moderate. Rainfall’s just 7mm, and you can expect 13 hours of daylight with five hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be extreme so make sure you use plenty of sun cream. The sunsets just after 7pm.