Cape Verde has three distinct seasons, determined by the activity and intensity of the dominant regional weather systems, identified in a transition season (November to February), a dry season (March June), a rainy season (July to October). Annual temperatures have a low temperature range. The average annual temperature is around 25ºC for coastal areas, reaching 19ºC in areas above 1,000 m. The minimum values between 20ºC and 21ºC, correspond to January to April, and the maximum values of 26ºC to 28ºC in AugustSeptember. Key historical climate trends include:
- Historical data shows that temperature has increased by 0.6°C between 1960 and 2006, and will continue to increase in the coming decades,
- Decrease in rainfall has been observed, with probably a reduction in the rainfall in the wet season.
This section provides the options to visualize historical climate data for different timeframes via map and annual cycle chart.