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Best time to visit Praia, Cape Verde

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The best time to visit Praia is May

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, May is the best time to go to Praia.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) in Praia. The weather at night in the winter, which is around February-time, can get down to a minimum of 20℃ (67℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Praia in May, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. September sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Praia, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

May

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Praia seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Praia as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Praia is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Praia

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Praia for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Praia climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Praia for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Praia in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 6 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Praia in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Praia in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Praia in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Praia is usually October, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Praia is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Praia is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Praia, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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