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Climate in Praia
(Cape Verde)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Praia in a height of 95m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Praia is one of the coldest regions in Cape Verde with an average daily high temperature of only 27 degrees centigrade. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 25 degrees.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Praia
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, May is the sunniest month in the region of Praia. In August the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Praia
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 6 rainy days, September offers the most number of rainy days, and in May the least.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Praia
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Praia are in October, when the water is 27 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Praia
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 76%, September is the most uncomfortable. In March, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Praia
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached in 9 months in Praia, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Praia
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Praia

Most important cities in the region »Praia«

As the capital region, it is arguably the most important part of Cape Verde.

CityPopulationGeo position
Praia130,27114° 55' 53"N23° 30' 45"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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