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Sal Climate & Temperature

  • Sal, Cape Verde is at 16°44'N, 22°56'W, 56 m (183 ft). See map.
  • Sal has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • The annual average temperature is 23.5 degrees Celsius (74.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.5 °C (9.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Sal Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 69.5 mm (2.7 inches) which is equivalent to 69.5 Litres/m² (1.7 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2552 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Sal you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Willis Island M.O., Australia.

Sal Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 25 (77) 26 (79) 27 (81) 29 (84) 29 (84) 29 (84) 27 (81) 25 (77) 26 (79)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 21 (71) 21 (70) 22 (71) 22 (71) 23 (73) 23 (74) 25 (76) 26 (79) 27 (80) 26 (79) 25 (76) 23 (73) 24 (74)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 18 (64) 18 (64) 19 (66) 20 (68) 21 (70) 22 (72) 23 (73) 24 (75) 23 (73) 22 (72) 20 (68) 21 (69)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 5 (0) 4 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 14 (1) 34 (1) 7 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 70 (3)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3) 2 (6) 4 (13) 2 (6) 1 (3) 1 (3) 12 (3)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 6h 13' 7h 23' 8h 09' 8h 32' 8h 05' 7h 20' 5h 25' 5h 25' 6h 58' 7h 32' 7h 02' 5h 48' 6h 59'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 14' 11h 34' 12h 00' 12h 29' 12h 53' 13h 05' 13h 00' 12h 40' 12h 12' 11h 43' 11h 19' 11h 08' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 56 (44) 65 (35) 69 (31) 69 (31) 63 (37) 56 (44) 42 (58) 43 (57) 58 (42) 65 (35) 63 (37) 53 (47) 58 (42)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 53.3 62.6 73.5 85.2 86.4 83.3 86 85.2 73.8 62.2 53.1 49.8 71.3

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