The climate of Sal (Cape Verde)
Sal is a small island which is part of the windward or Botavento
islands, Cape Verde. The capital of the island is Espargos which is
located in the interior. This island has a population of 15,000, more
than half of the inhabitants live in the capital. A popular tourist
destination on Sal is Santa Maria. This city is known for the snowy
white beaches that can be found here. Most large hotel chains have
opened branches here over the past few years. An international airport
can be found on the island: Amílcar Cabral international airport.
Tourism is the main source of income for the island.
Sal has a
tropical savannah climate. Of all the tropical climate types this type
gets the least amount of precipitation. Rain only falls during a few
months per year. Because of its situation Sal has also characteristics
of a desert climate. Temperatures do not rise as high here as in
places with a desert climate. However, Sal gets periods of extreme
drought. Temperatures are constant and pleasant all year round. An
ever blowing sea wind offers some cooling. However, when the Harmattan
wind blows from the east temperatures rise.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Sal
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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