Tropical dry climate

The climate in the Cape Verde Islands is tropical dry, with an average temperature that fluctuates around 26 ° C along the year. The temperature range, between maximum and minimum, never exceeds 10 ° C, while at sea, the water temperature varies between 22 ° and 29 ° C according to the seasons. In the mountainous islands like Santiago, Santo Antão, São Nicolau and Fogo, the sun dominates almost the whole year, while the short rainy season runs from September to October. Boa Vista, Sal and Maio, however, offer a much drier climate, due to the hot winds coming from the Sahara.