What’s the weather like in Cape Verde in November?
Cape Verde sits off the west coast of North Africa in the North Atlantic Ocean, and has hot weather and almost no rain in November. Dubbed the ‘African Caribbean’, there are differences in weather around the islands but you can look forward to lots of sun at this time.
Although it’s a tropical island, Cape Verde hardly gets any rain all year round. Some islands are wetter than others, although popular islands Sal and Boa Vista are dry. If it does rain it’s usually in short showers that leave clear blue skies behind. The islands are cooler than mainland Africa due to the Atlantic, and you’ll be kept comfortable by trade winds and breezes. It’s cooler on the coast than inland, where things can be scorching and barren. As it’s relatively flat, Cape Verde can be quite windy, although this helps keep humidity down.
The average high on Cape Verde’s most popular island, Sal, is 28ºC in November. Fill your case with light clothes and beach gear, as it’s warm in the evenings you won’t need to bring many warm clothes; air conditioning’s a good idea though. The sea’s also nice and warm at 26ºC, while humidity’s moderate and ranges from around 60% to 90%. Average rainfall’s just 4mm over a single rainy day.
During October you’ll get an average of 11 hours of daylight and seven hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be very high so make sure you use lots of sun cream. Sunset’s around 6pm in November.
Things to Do
Cape Verde’s known for its stunning beaches, so you’ll spend lots of time relaxing in the lovely white sands and crystal waters. Santa Maria on Sal’s south coast is gorgeous, while Boa Vista has great beaches such as powdery Santa Monica. Less than an hour’s drive from here’s the spectacular ‘Blue Eye’ cave, while you can spot turtles in Boa Vista and Sal. If it’s not too hot then stroll around local markets like Santa Maria’s, or stick to the sea with some diving or surfing.