Weather and climate in Boa Vista

On the island of Boavista, the weather forecasts are always good. Virtually almost the whole year. The climatic conditions allow you to travel to the island at any time of the year.

Halfway between the tropics of cancer and the equator, Cape Verde enjoys a hot and dry climate for most of the year, with average temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 degrees. In the colder months (January and February), the trade winds from the Northeast change the climatic conditions, blowing more and sometimes carrying clouds of sand that create a mist of fine dust, called “Bruma Seca”. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°, not even at night, and the water temperature approaches that of the air.

In the spring, this is in the months of March, April and May, the wind is less constant but with frequent gusts, while the temperatures increase by a few degrees. Winter and spring are very similar and there are years when they are almost “inverted”. Rains occur mainly in late summer when temperatures start to drop (in July and August it also reaches 32 °) and for some days it can rain, but even so, it never rains for more than 24 hours continuously.

Autumn does not seem to exist: September, October and November alternatively become summer or winter, depending on the period when the wind feels more or less.

The island of Boavista is the natural continuation of the Sahara desert in miniature, with an arid climate and an almost serene sky, interspersed with fast white clouds that cross the sky.

Depending on the coastal area and the seasonal period, the winds and tides alternate, giving paradisiacal periods for surfers and kiters, who enjoy long hours of sunlight and mild water temperature (almost 30 ° in summer). If you want to find out the best time to travel to Boavista Cape Verde, check below the island and country weather information.

Wind / Waves

The island of Boavista offers different sea and wind conditions, varying from state to state. These conditions are suitable for beginners of water sports and for those who want to practice the skill in freestyle. The wind on the island is classified as an “OFF” or “offshore” and “onshore” wind by kite surfers. “Offshore” is when the wind comes from the land, which is good because it keeps the waves open for longer allowing surfers to catch the waves without problems, and “Onshore” is when the wind comes from the sea and closes the waves more quickly.

The exposure of the bays to the winds varies according to the various points. It goes from wind conditions to Off – to Side Off – Side On. The waves reach almost 3 meters during heavy storms, especially during the winter months.

Seasonal average temperatures

Average humidity

Average seasonal rainfall

Average wind

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