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A beautiful sunny day on Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Turks and Caicos Weather and Astronomy

Temperature: Wind: Waves: Other Units:

Today

26
°C
A few clouds
28°C
28°C
26°C
0.1mm
33%
80%
26°C
0.7
1019mB

Hourly Forecast

Temperature (°C)
Feels Like (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Rain (mm)
Humidity (%)
Clouds (%)
UV Index
0h
26
27
27
0.1
81
47
0
1h
26
27
26
0.1
80
49
0
2h
26
27
26
0.1
80
50
0
3h
26
27
26
0.1
80
51
0
4h
26
27
26
0.1
79
45
0
5h
26
28
26
0.1
79
39
0
6h
27
28
26
0.1
79
33
0.1
7h
27
29
26
0.1
79
31
1.2
8h
27
29
26
0
79
30
2.4
9h
28
29
26
0
80
28
3.6
10h
28
30
26
0.1
80
28
4.8
11h
28
30
26
0.2
80
27
6.1
12h
28
31
26
0.3
81
27
7.3
13h
28
31
26
0.4
80
30
7.6
14h
28
30
26
0.4
80
34
6.1
15h
28
30
26
0.5
79
37
4.8
16h
27
29
26
0.4
79
34
3.9
17h
27
28
26
0.2
79
31
3
18h
27
28
26
0.1
79
27
1.9
19h
26
28
26
0.1
80
33
0.7
20h
26
28
26
0
80
40
0
21h
26
27
26
0
80
46
0
22h
26
27
26
0
79
42
0
23h
26
27
26
0.1
79
38
0

Week Weather Forecast

Sunday
28°C
A slight drizzle
Monday
29°C
A few clouds
Tuesday
29°C
A slight drizzle
Wednesday
28°C
A few clouds
Thursday
28°C
A few clouds
Friday
29°C
Sunny as usual

Wind, Waves and Tide Forecast

Today

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Sig. Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Sa
29
2h
37
48
E
0
0.2
11
NE
26
26
50
0.1
Sa
29
5h
39
44
E
0
0.2
11
NE
26
26
39
0.1
Sa
29
8h
41
48
E
0
0.2
11
NE
27
26
30
0
Sa
29
11h
41
54
E
0
0.2
11
NE
28
26
27
0.2
Sa
29
14h
41
49
E
0
0.2
11
NE
28
26
34
0.4
Sa
29
17h
41
47
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
31
0.2
Sa
29
20h
41
50
E
0
0.2
10
NE
26
26
40
0
Sa
29
23h
45
50
E
0
0.3
10
NE
26
26
38
0.1
Su
30
2h
46
50
E
0
0.3
10
NE
26
26
42
0.1
Su
30
5h
46
57
E
0
0.3
10
NE
26
26
42
0.1
Su
30
8h
44
49
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
43
0.1
Su
30
11h
42
45
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
44
0.2
Su
30
14h
43
45
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
69
0.2
Su
30
17h
45
46
E
0
0.3
10
NE
27
26
51
0.1
Su
30
20h
46
47
E
0
0.3
10
NE
27
26
34
0
Su
30
23h
45
56
E
0
0.3
10
NE
26
26
31
0.1
Mo
01
2h
45
51
E
0
0.3
10
NE
26
26
34
0
Mo
01
5h
44
45
E
0
0.2
13
NE
26
26
31
0.3
Mo
01
8h
42
52
E
0
0.2
11
NE
28
26
40
0.2
Mo
01
11h
41
60
E
0
0.3
9
NE
29
26
41
0
Mo
01
14h
40
57
E
0
0.2
9
NE
29
26
37
0
Mo
01
17h
40
54
E
0
0.2
9
NE
28
26
25
0.1
Mo
01
20h
39
44
E
0
0.2
9
NE
27
26
30
0
Mo
01
23h
39
41
E
0
0.2
9
NE
26
26
34
0.1

Tuesday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Sig. Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Tu
02
2h
40
44
E
0
0.2
13
NE
26
26
41
0.2
Tu
02
5h
39
50
E
0
0.2
15
NE
27
26
51
0.1
Tu
02
8h
38
44
E
0
0.2
15
NE
28
26
52
0.3
Tu
02
11h
37
39
E
0
0.2
14
NE
29
26
48
0.3
Tu
02
14h
38
38
E
0
0.2
14
NE
29
26
40
0.1
Tu
02
17h
38
39
E
0
0.2
14
NE
28
26
38
0
Tu
02
20h
37
40
E
0
0.2
13
NE
27
26
52
0.1
Tu
02
23h
36
45
E
0
0.2
12
NE
26
26
51
0.8
We
03
2h
37
49
E
0
0.2
12
NE
26
26
52
1.4
We
03
5h
39
54
E
0
0.2
12
NE
27
26
42
0.5
We
03
8h
38
59
E
0
0.2
12
NE
27
26
26
0
We
03
11h
37
59
E
0
0.2
12
NE
28
26
35
0
We
03
14h
37
51
E
0
0.2
11
NE
29
26
45
0
We
03
17h
36
42
E
0
0.2
11
NE
27
26
44
0
We
03
20h
37
44
E
0
0.2
11
NE
26
26
38
0.1
We
03
23h
38
41
E
0
0.2
11
NE
26
26
59
0
Th
04
2h
40
40
E
0
0.3
11
NE
26
26
62
0
Th
04
5h
40
52
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
56
0
Th
04
8h
39
57
E
0
0.3
10
NE
28
26
58
0
Th
04
11h
39
54
E
0
0.4
10
NE
28
26
54
0
Th
04
14h
37
57
E
0
0.3
10
NE
29
26
58
0
Th
04
17h
35
44
E
0
0.2
10
NE
28
26
46
0
Th
04
20h
33
40
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
37
0.1
Th
04
23h
33
41
E
0
0.2
10
NE
27
26
53
0.7

Sun

6
%
Setting Sun
06:18
12:46
19:14
04:59
05:28
05:55
20:32
20:04
19:37
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun 30
06:17
19:14
Mon 1
06:17
19:15
Tue 2
06:16
19:15
Wed 3
06:15
19:15
Thu 4
06:15
19:16
Fri 5
06:14
19:16
Sat 6
06:14
19:17
Sun 7
06:13
19:17
Mon 8
06:13
19:18
Tue 9
06:12
19:18
Wed 10
06:12
19:19

Moon

28
%
Waxing Crescent
09:15
22:49
Taurus
First Quarter May 3
Full Moon May 10
Last Quarter May 17
New Moon May 25

What Does the Forecast Really Mean?

A beautiful day at the Bight Beach, Providenciales.

When planning your vacation (and for the peace of mind!), it’s important to understand how the weather forecast relates to actual conditions on our islands.

Rain and Clouds

As a small archipelago that’s exposed to the open Atlantic, the Turks and Caicos often experiences rapid changes in the weather. It may be disappointing to see a forecast for rain during your stay, but the truth is that showers are often brief and localized. In the case of the island of Providenciales, the typical projection for rain often coincides with a very short duration drizzle at either the eastern Leeward area, or at the remote wetlands at the west coast.

Some weather forecast websites display a percentage for precipitation or rainfall. This is based off the chance of any rainfall for the given period of time. More often than not, low percentage numbers are experienced as barely noticeable rainfall. Likewise, an icon of rainy clouds is based off the same metric.

Our different islands see a slight variance in rainfall patterns. North Caicos, Middle Caicos, Parrot Cay and Pine Cay collect the most rain. Providenciales, South Caicos and East Caicos follow next, and due to their isolated location upwind on the far eastern side of the Turks and Caicos subterranean plateau, Grand Turk and Salt Cay see the least.

Calm conditions at Sapodilla Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Occasionally, (we’d estimate once every month or two), the country does experience a heavy rainfall that may last for a few hours, however, the majority of the annual rainfall is brought by one or two passing tropical cyclones during the summer Atlantic hurricane season.

Unless the forecast shows heavy rainfall throughout the entire day, our advice is to not worry and enjoy your vacation. As our stunted and low-height vegetation can attest to, the Turks and Caicos receives some of the lowest rainfalls of any Caribbean nation.

Ocean Water Temperature

Generally, the water temperature at the beach will be higher than what predictions show due to localized heating by the sun.

Our different coasts are affected to varying degrees. Areas that see limited water movement, such as Taylor Bay Beach and Sapodilla Bay Beach, will typically be much warmer than coasts that are either exposed to deep water or have natural tidal movement, such as Grace Bay and Malcolm's Road Beach.

Those venturing farther from shore, such as scuba divers and snorkelers on a boat cruise, are more likely to experience cooler ocean water.

What to Do if the Weather’s Bad

If you’re in the Turks and Caicos and the weather simply isn’t agreeing, consider taking a day trip to one of our outer islands where conditions may be better or visit on of our historical sights or natural attractions.

Unless a serious storm is blowing, it’s typically possible to find a beach that’s sheltered. Generally, the coast on the opposite side of the island (the leeward side) from where the wind is coming from will have the smoothest conditions.

For example, if the north coast beaches of Grace Bay Beach, Leeward Beach and the Bight Beach are rough, the south coasts of Long Bay Beach, Sapodilla Bay and Taylor Bay will often be calm.