August weather forecast
Sal, Cape Verde

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A man aboard a simple boat near a beach, on the clear waters of Santa Maria Island in Sal, Cape Verde
A man aboard a simple boat near a beach, on the clear waters of Santa Maria Island in Sal, Cape Verde

Weather in August

August in Sal delivers the highest temperature of the year, measuring 25.8°C (78.4°F) in stark contrast to the dwindling warmth of July. Accompanying the temperature shift is the arrival of rainfall, with 35mm (1.38") rain adding variety to the climatic conditions. The rain, however, is less of a dampener and more of a refreshing change, as the weather remains largely warm and buoyant. The swift move from August to September brings additional rainfall, marking a transition towards the milder months.

Temperature

The unfolding of August in Sal shows an average high-temperature of a still warm 25.8°C (78.4°F), indicating a slight variance from July's 23.9°C (75°F). Sal observes an average low-temperature of 24.5°C (76.1°F) during the slightly cooler nights of August.

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity in Sal is 83%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall is August, when the rain falls for 7.2 days and typically aggregates up to 35mm (1.38") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Sal, the average seawater temperature in August is 26°C (78.8°F).
Note: Swimming, diving, and other activities in water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are thought to be quite enjoyable and satisfying for extended periods, with no discomfort.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 12h and 40min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 06:12 and sunset at 19:03. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:18 and sunset at 18:45 -01.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine is August, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

January through August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily high UV index of 6 in August translates into this advice:
Avert overexposure. Light-skinned people might experience burning in less than 20 minutes. Stay out of direct sunlight and seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is strongest, but remember that shade devices may not offer full sun protection. Using UVA and UVB-protective sunglasses and sun-protective clothing is effective against UV radiation. Heads up! The reflection of sand and water notably intensifies UV rays from the Sun.

Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Sal in August?

An average high-temperature, in August, in Sal, is 25.8°C (78.4°F) and the average low-temperature is 24.5°C (76.1°F).

What is the average humidity in August?

In August, the average relative humidity is 83%.

What is the wettest month?

The month with the most rainfall is August, when the rain falls for 7.2 days and typically aggregates up to 35mm (1.38") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in August?

In Sal, during August, the rain falls for 7.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 35mm (1.38") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in August?

In Sal, in August, the average water temperature is 26°C (78.8°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Sal have in August?

In Sal, the average day length in August is 12h and 40min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:12 and sunset at 19:03. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:18 and sunset at 18:45 -01.

What is the month with the least sunshine?

The month with the least sunshine is August, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in August?

The average sunshine duration in August in Sal, Cape Verde, is 7h.

When is the lowest UV index?

January through August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in August?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Sal is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average temperature in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average high temperature in August: 25.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (26.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is March (21.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 24.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (26°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (20.6°C).

Average pressure in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average pressure in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average pressure in August: 1013mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1016.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is August (1013mbar).

Average wind speed in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average wind speed in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average wind speed in August: 17.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (30.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (17.9km/h).

Average humidity in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average humidity in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average humidity in August: 83%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June and July (84%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and December (72%).

Average rainfall in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average rainfall in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall in August: 35mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (35mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0mm).

Average rainfall days in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average rainfall days in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall days in August: 7.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1 days).

Average sea temperature in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average sea temperature in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average sea temperature in August: 26°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (27°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April and May (22°C).

Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average daylight in August: 12h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 6min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 7h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 0min).

Average sunshine days in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average sunshine days in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average sunshine days in August: 19.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (29.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (18.9 days).

Average UV index in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average UV index in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average UV index in August: 6

The months with the highest UV index are September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November and December (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average cloud cover in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average cloud cover in August: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 18).

Average visibility in August
Sal, Cape Verde

Average visibility in August - Sal, Cape Verde
  • Average visibility in August: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

Sal, Cape Verde

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