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Turks and Caicos Weather & Climate

Temperature: Wind: Waves: Other Units:
Today
27
°C
Thunderstorm with light breeze
29°C
28°C
27°C
26°C
21kph
0.7mm
78%
83%
Temperature (°C)
Feels Like (°C)
Windspeed (kph)
Water Temp. (°C)
Rain (mm)
Humidity (%)
Clouds (%)
UV Index
0h
27
29
27
26
0
83
52
0
1h
27
29
27
26
0
85
51
0
2h
27
29
27
26
0.1
85
89
0
3h
27
29
28
26
0.3
84
89
0
4h
27
29
27
26
0.1
83
72
0
5h
27
29
24
26
0
84
82
0
6h
27
29
23
26
0.1
83
60
0.2
7h
27
29
22
26
0
85
50
1
8h
27
29
21
26
0
85
33
2.4
9h
27
29
21
26
0.7
83
78
1.1
10h
27
29
22
26
0
82
29
4.8
11h
27
28
22
26
0
82
32
5.7
12h
27
29
23
26
0
83
39
6.1
13h
27
29
23
26
0
82
74
2.8
14h
27
28
25
26
0.2
83
72
2.6
15h
27
28
21
26
0.1
84
72
2.2
16h
27
29
21
26
2.9
84
88
0.7
17h
27
29
25
26
0.1
83
72
1.3
18h
27
29
21
26
0
84
85
0.4
19h
27
29
18
26
0
83
20
1.1
20h
28
30
21
26
0
84
20
0
21h
27
29
22
26
0
84
24
0
22h
27
29
26
26
0
85
20
0
23h
27
29
26
26
0.1
84
84
0
Weather Forecast
Wednesday
27°C
Thursday
27°C
Friday
27°C
Saturday
26°C
Sunday
26°C
Monday
26°C
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The “Hot” and “Cool” Seasons

Clear ocean water at the small beach at Cooper Jack Bay on Providenciales
The calm waters of Cooper Jack Bay Beach. The weather in the Turks and Caicos doesn’t change a huge amount throughout the year.

The Turks and Caicos Islands generally experience pleasant and consistent weather throughout the year.

Compared to northern countries such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, there’s far less of a distinction in seasons here.

May to October is considered the “hot” months, and November to April are the “cool” months. Although the average monthly variation between the “hot” and “cool” months is only about 10° F (5° C), this difference is definitely noticeable. Depending on personal preference, some may find that activities such as cycling, hiking, and exploring historical sites may be a bit too exhausting during the height of summer.

The winter “cool season” months tend to see a greater number of tourist arrivals.

Excepting the occasional passing of a storm, the weather and conditions for activities on and in the water are typically excellent throughout the year.

Average Temperature

The average temperature in the Turks and Caicos is 81° F (27° C). The average range is 75° to 95° F (24° to 35° C).

Water Temperature

The average water temperature fluctuates less than the air temperature, ranging from a low of 78° F (26° C) in the winter to 85° F (29° C) in the summer. Some areas with shallow water, such as Sapodilla Bay or Taylor Bay, can have a water temperature that is several degrees higher than at coasts more exposed to the open ocean.

Rainfall

Breaking wave at the turquoise waters of the secluded Fort George Cay
The beautiful beach at Fort George Cay.

The average annual precipitation in the Turks and Caicos is 33 inches (84 cm). This is one of the lowest rainfall averages in the Caribbean.

There is generally little rainfall throughout the year, and even a drizzle is unlikely during the average visit. It’s commonly said that there are 350 days of sunshine throughout the year, and that’s a surprisingly accurate statement. April to July tends to have the greatest number of showers, but the majority of water comes down at a few individual times during the June to November hurricane season.

Sun and Cloudy Days

Be advised that the sun is extremely intense, and it’s common for days to have a UV Index of 12. This means that a sunburn is likely in just 15 minutes of unprotected exposure.

Cloudy days can be a bit misleading, as the majority of UV rays can still shine through and cause sunburn.

Beaches

For those enjoying the beach, take precautions to avoid sunburn. The cooling effect of the water and breeze will likely delay the effects of overexposure to the sun, resulting in painful sunburns which become evident a few hours later.

Flooding and Heavy Rains

Floods and heavy rains occur almost exclusively during the hurricane season. The Turks and Caicos typically sees one to two of these torrential downpours annually, and some flooding of roads can be expected. The flood water usually subsides within a few days.

Mosquitoes

The Turks and Caicos can have mosquito problems at certain times and at certain areas. Heavy rains (typically once or twice per year) are the primary determining factor on mosquito density.

The beautiful beach and ocean at Leeward Beach in the Turks and Caicos
The beautiful beach and water at Leeward, Providenciales.

The islands in the Turks and Caicos are affected to different degrees.

For most of the year, Providenciales does not have any problem. After one of the heavy rains, mosquitoes can be a nuisance for about three weeks.

North Caicos, Middle Caicos, Parrot Cay, and Pine Cay tend to have the most serious insect problems. After heavy rain, mosquitoes and sand fleas can persist for weeks due to the larger number of natural freshwater ponds and caves.

Grand Turk, South Caicos, and Salt Cay have the least issues with the pests, but can still experience them a bit after rains.

If mosquitoes are bad, wearing long sleeves and using insect repellent will help but may not be completely effective. Areas exposed to the wind, typically the eastern coasts, tend to usually be free of mosquitoes. At night, staying in an air-conditioned room can greatly reduce the chance of bites.

Hurricane Season (1 June to 30 November)

Dive boats washed on land after Hurricane Hanna
Boats washed ashore during Hurricane Hanna in 2008.

The Caribbean hurricane season is officially from 1 June to 30 November. However, the majority of hurricanes that have hit the TCI have occurred at the end of August to mid-September. Hurricane Ike hit on 6 Sep 2008, Hurricane Hanna on 1 Sep 2008, Hurricane Donna on 7 Sep 1960, and Hurricane Frances on 1 Sep 2004. Hurricane Kate (18 November 1985) was a major exception.

While it is rare for a serious hurricane to hit the Turks and Caicos Islands, it is much more common for flights to be rescheduled due to the threat of one.

To avoid your holiday being ruined by a hurricane (or more likely, the chance of one), you may want to avoid visiting between August 31 and September 15.