Unusually, there has been rain in Santo Antão, Cape Verde. The rainy season is normally August/September and rain in December is almost unheard of. Rain is such a rare event in the Cape Verde islands, this will be welcomed by residents and farmers. A summary of weather in Cape Verde is available at www.cape-verde-holidays.net/weather
Today the weather is currently sunny and 26ºC! As this time of year the weather in Cape Verde in January is likely to be the coolest that you will experience. Having said that, the temperatures will still be very pleasant reaching up to 28ºC with an average of about 24ºC. The rainfall will be low, if any, but it can be a windy month. The visitor could expect to see sun for an average of 6 hours each day. The temperature at night can be under 20ºC. The sea temperature averages around 23ºC.
So, escape the cold, grey, gloomy days in Europe and bathe in glorious sunshine in Cape Verde.
The Cape Verde government has identified that €750m is needed to repair the damage caused to roads, water supplies, power supplies, houses and farms on Santo Antão. The island suffered from unusually heavy rains between 12 and 20 September, resulting in major damage to infrastructure including washing away whole sections of roads.