Praia - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Warm all year (low to mid- 80s), hot in the summer. It only rains from July to September; otherwise dry and sunny. - Feb 2024

Typical temperatures range from 70-90 degrees. It rarely rains, even during the rainy season that runs from August-October. Cabo Verde typically gets half of the rainfall of countries in the Sahel. - Aug 2023

The climate is really nice. It's a desert so it rarely rains. It's sunny every day. - Jan 2023

Spring to fall is hot and humid. Winter is comfortable with less humidity. Lows in the winter are around 60, and highs throughout the year are the 80s. The humidity really affects the heat index, but it's not as bad as DC, Miami, or Houston. - Sep 2018

SUN! Praia typically gets less than 10 inches of rain per year and almost all of it from August to October. The rest of the time is sunny, with daily highs in the 80s and lows in the upper 60s. It's often windy. For a few weeks each winter, we wear sweatshirts and pants when eating at outdoor restaurants at night, otherwise it's shorts/flip-flops. - Dec 2017

The climate for most of the year is dry and in the high 80s and 90s with very strong sun. Bring lots of sun protection! This is great if you are a beachgoer since almost everyday is a beach day though there are days when it is very windy.

The rainy season starts up in August and ends in October. This is my favorite time of the year because the entire island of Santiago becomes lush and green. Some parts of the island even have waterfalls. - Oct 2016

Awesome. The average temperature during the day is 80F. A little warmer in the summer and a little cooler in the winter. 5F degrees in either direction. The nights can get a little chilly in the winter months when it will dip into the high 60s F. The official rainy season is from August to October but it only really rains heavily a few days per year. If you have young children this is the main benefit of living here. The kids can play outside every single day. - May 2014

January to August is hot and dry without a drop of rain. From August to October there can be pretty regular rainstorms but it's generally clear and sunny. In November and December there are occasional rainstorms. Average temp ranges between 60s and 90s F. May and June before the rains are the nicest months. - Sep 2012

Warm and sunny, with a brief rainy season in the fall. - May 2012

There can be a very heavy rainy season, but the dry season can be devastating. This country has had droughts, and water shortages are constant. - Sep 2009

There is a rainy season in August/September. When it rains, it pours and flooding often occurs. The rest of the year is dry and gets more dusty as the months go on. Temperature is usually 75-85F but can get as high as 95F in summer and as low as 60F during December evenings. - Feb 2008

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