The climate of Boa Vista (Cape Verde)
Boa Vista is a large island in the eastern part of Cape Verde. Boa
Vista is part of the Barlavento or windward islands of this
archipelago. The capital of Boa Vista is Sal Rei, in this city the
local airport can also be found. The island has a population of 6,000,
most of the inhabitants live in Sal Rei. The interior has changed into
a desert over the years, causing agriculture to be almost impossible.
The main source of income for the island is fishery and salt
extraction. Tourism is also becoming an increasingly more important
source of income. Most tourists travel here to go diving, snorkeling
or to enjoy the hills in the interior. The highest point on the island
is Mount Estância with an altitude of 400 meters.
Boa Vista has a
tropical savannah climate characterized by longer periods of drought.
Most of the rain falls during the rainy period which is in August and
September. Temperatures are between 25-29 degrees Celsius all year
round. During the rainy period temperatures may rise causing a warm
and muggy feel. There is an ever blowing sea wind on the island. When
the wind comes from the Sahara temperatures may rise. This type of
wind is known as the Harmattan.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Boa Vista
Please, note that local deviations may occur
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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