What’s the weather like in Cape Verde in March?
Cape Verde enjoys warm weather all year round thanks to its position in the North Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of North Africa. Nicknamed the ‘African Caribbean’, you’re guaranteed loads of dry sunny weather if you’re going there in March.
Despite its tropical climate, Cape Verde hardly gets any rain. Some islands have more than others; popular Sal and Boa Vista are among the driest, although there’s only really rain from August to October. The surrounding Atlantic means Cape Verde’s cooler than mainland Africa, with sea breezes and trade winds helping to keep you comfortable. Things can get really hot inland, while the islands are mainly flat which means they’re quite windy.
Sal’s one of Cape Verde’s most popular islands and has a normal high temperature of 25ºC in March; you’ll be nice and warm in the evenings as this only drops to 19ºC at night. The average sea temperature’s 22ºC and humidity’s low. There’s not usually any rain in March, and you can expect 12 hours of daylight with eight hours of sunshine each day. Take care in the sun as UV levels will be extreme so make sure you pack plenty of sun cream. Sunset’s around 6.40pm in March.
Things to Do
Cape Verde has attractions such as the markets you’ll find in places like Sal’s Santa Maria, along with activities including turtle spotting and water sports; surfing, diving and windsurfing are all popular. It’s Cape Verde’s beaches that are the real star of the show though, head to Santa Maria on Sal’s south coast, or Boa Vista’s Santa Monica for spectacular white sands and crystal clear waters.