The climate of Maio (Cape Verde)
Maio is a small island which is part of the Sotavento or leeward
islands of Cape Verde, situated in the Atlantic Ocean. The largest
city on the island is Vila do Maio, about half of the islandís
population of 6,500 live in this city. The main source of income for
the island is fishing and salt extraction. Just outside Vila do Maio
the airport can be found. A unique feature is the large forest in the
central part of the island, this is quite unique in Cape Verde. The
highest point on Maio is Mount Batalhas. Maio has a tropical savannah
climate with one distinct rainy period. Most rain falls in August,
September and October; the rest of the year is relatively dry.
Temperatures start to rise when the rainy period starts, during this
period temperatures are highest. When you travel to the highest parts
of the island temperatures are lower. Temperatures are strongly
influenced by the wind. When the wind comes from the Sahara
temperatures rise, this type of wind is known as the Harmattan wind.
When the wind comes from the Atlantic Ocean temperatures drop.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Maio
Please, note that local deviations may occur
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít 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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