Cape Verde

Avg weather in May
12 Hrs per day
0 mm per month
77 % avg
13 Mph avg


What’s the weather like in Cape Verde in May?

Cape Verde has a tropical climate as it’s in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of North Africa. This means the ‘African Caribbean’ has high temperatures all year round, although there’s not much rain considering it’s a tropical destination. You can look forward to lots of hot and sunny weather if you’re going in May, and pleasant sea breezes and trade winds will help to keep you cool and comfortable. The Cape Verde islands are relatively flat which means they’re fairly windy.


Cape Verde’s most popular island, Sal, has an average high of 26ºC in May. Things stay nice and warm in the evenings, which only cool to 20ºC, so you don’t need to waste much space in your suitcase with big, heavy clothes. The sea temperature is 22ºC, while humidity’s low. There’s not usually any rain in May, and you can expect 13 hours of daylight with eight hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be extremely high so make sure you bring plenty of sun cream. The sun goes down at around 7pm.

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