São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe? If you're planning to go to São Tomé and Príncipe, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe

Based on the climate and weather in São Tomé and Príncipe, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe by month

January

If you are traveling to São Tomé and Príncipe in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm, somewhat stormy, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

February

February in São Tomé and Príncipe is pretty consistently hot, somewhat stormy, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

March

If you visit São Tomé and Príncipe during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April in São Tomé and Príncipe is extremely warm and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

May

May is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear

June

If you visit São Tomé and Príncipe during June, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

July

If you are traveling to São Tomé and Príncipe in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

August

If you vacation in São Tomé and Príncipe during August, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

September

September for São Tomé and Príncipe is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

October

If you vacation in São Tomé and Príncipe during October, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

November

November here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

December

If you are traveling to São Tomé and Príncipe in December, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe

Here are some general tips on what to wear in São Tomé and Príncipe, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in São Tomé and Príncipe
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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