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Best time to visit São Tomé and Príncipe

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The best time to visit São Tomé and Príncipe is June-September

While São Tomé and Príncipe is a popular destination to visit all year round, June-September is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) in Sao Tome, São Tomé and Príncipe. The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of 18℃ (64℉) in Sao Tome. Other destinations in São Tomé and Príncipe can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.

If you’re keen to see the sights of São Tomé and Príncipe during the day, the sun stays up the longest around March. The wet season in São Tomé and Príncipe falls around November, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.

For more information about when to travel to São Tomé and Príncipe, the monthly weather breakdown for the top travel destinations, and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

March

São Tomé and Príncipe seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. São Tomé and Príncipe is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

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

Best time to visit the top destinations in São Tomé and Príncipe

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sao TomeJune-September
28℃
27℃
28℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
28℃
26℃
26℃
25℃
25℃
24℃
25℃
24℃
26℃
25℃
26℃
25℃
27℃
26℃
27℃
27℃
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Top FAQs

São Tomé and Príncipe is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in São Tomé and Príncipe:

The warmest month of the year in Sao Tome, one of the most popular places to visit in São Tomé and Príncipe, is March.
The driest month of the year in Sao Tome, São Tomé and Príncipe, is usually around July each year.

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