Storm over Cape Verde

The weather forecast for Friday (tomorrow) indicates the possibility of the first rain storm in Cape Verde at least for the more easterly islands. This will be the first in this year’s rainy season and will be much needed by the farmers and gardeners. The rainy season is normally August and September and so far there it has been dry. The eastern islands are the driest and some years there is as little as one day of rain, which causes real problems for agriculture. In August the temperature rises with a daytime high of around 29ºC and a low of around 23ºC. Generally, this is however, one of the wettest months, when there could be up to 53mm of rain, but probably spread over about 6 days. There can sometimes be heavy showers, but the sea is still an attraction and beautifully warm, with a temperature of around 27ºC. More information is available about the current weather in Cape Verde click here.