Yachting season, weather, and the best time to travel to Cape Verde
The climate on the islands is mild, the temperature almost does not change throughout the year. Cape Verde water temperature is approximately 25 degrees Celsius. Precipitation is infrequent, which is great for a beach holiday with children.
You can sail the Cape Verde Islands all year round. Trade winds blow from November to March; temperature drops during the day and at night are insignificant. There is relatively high humidity on islands — about 70%. Daytime temperatures range from +23° C to +30° C.
There are two seasons on Cape Verde Islands: the rainy (Pace Chuvas) and the time of the winds (Tempo the Brisas). The rainy season lasts from August to September, and during these two months, there is a high probability of heavy tropical rainfall. The strongest trade winds blow from October to July.
Harmattan wind is the most dangerous for yachtsmen. It blows from the direction of Africa between November and March. A lot of sand and dust brought from the Sahara.
Water temperature in sailing season
Air temperature in sailing season
Wind speed in sailing season
15 - 22 knots
Weather forecast for yachting in Cape Verde
To find out a more accurate weather forecast, you can use the following Internet resources:
- weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;
- windfinder — a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.