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Wind, Waves, Swell & Tide Forecast

Temperature: Wind: Waves: Other Units:

Today

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Su
23
0h
32
33
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
48
0.2
Su
23
1h
32
32
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
47
0.3
Su
23
2h
31
32
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
45
0.3
Su
23
3h
31
32
E
0.2
0
NE
28
27
43
0.4
Su
23
4h
31
35
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
43
0.3
Su
23
5h
31
38
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
43
0.2
Su
23
6h
30
41
E
0.2
0
NE
31
27
42
0.1
Su
23
7h
30
41
E
0.2
0
NE
31
27
40
0.1
Su
23
8h
29
40
E
0.2
0
NE
32
27
38
0.1
Su
23
9h
29
40
E
0.2
0
NE
32
27
36
0.1
Su
23
10h
28
41
E
0.2
0
NE
33
27
35
0.1
Su
23
11h
27
43
E
0.1
0
NE
33
27
35
0
Su
23
12h
27
45
E
0.1
0
NE
34
27
35
0
Su
23
13h
26
39
E
0.1
0
NE
34
27
35
0
Su
23
14h
26
33
E
0.1
0
NE
34
27
36
0
Su
23
15h
26
27
E
0.1
0
NE
34
27
37
0
Su
23
16h
26
27
E
0.1
0
NE
33
27
33
0
Su
23
17h
25
27
E
0.1
0
NE
32
27
30
0
Su
23
18h
25
27
E
0.1
0
NE
32
27
26
0
Su
23
19h
25
28
E
0.1
0
NE
31
27
26
0
Su
23
20h
25
29
E
0.1
0
NE
31
27
26
0.1
Su
23
21h
25
30
E
0.1
0
NE
30
27
26
0.1
Su
23
22h
26
31
E
0.1
0
NE
29
27
27
0.1

Monday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Mo
24
0h
27
32
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
27
0
Mo
24
1h
28
35
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
30
0
Mo
24
2h
29
37
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
33
0
Mo
24
3h
30
40
E
0.2
0
NE
28
27
35
0
Mo
24
4h
31
38
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
37
0
Mo
24
5h
31
36
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
39
0.1
Mo
24
6h
32
35
E
0.2
0
NE
29
27
40
0.1
Mo
24
7h
32
39
E
0.2
0
NE
30
27
34
0.1
Mo
24
8h
31
42
E
0.2
0
NE
31
27
28
0
Mo
24
9h
31
46
E
0.2
0
NE
32
27
22
0
Mo
24
10h
31
47
E
0.2
3
NE
32
27
23
0
Mo
24
11h
31
48
E
0.2
6
NE
32
27
24
0
Mo
24
12h
31
49
E
0.2
8
NE
33
27
24
0
Mo
24
13h
31
49
E
0.2
8
NE
33
27
26
0
Mo
24
14h
31
49
SE
0.2
8
NE
33
27
28
0
Mo
24
15h
31
49
SE
0.2
8
NE
33
27
30
0
Mo
24
16h
30
44
SE
0.2
8
NE
32
27
31
0
Mo
24
17h
30
38
SE
0.2
8
NE
32
27
31
0
Mo
24
18h
29
32
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
32
0
Mo
24
19h
28
34
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
36
0
Mo
24
20h
28
35
E
0.2
8
NE
30
27
39
0
Mo
24
21h
27
37
E
0.2
8
NE
30
27
43
0
Mo
24
22h
28
36
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
44
0

Tuesday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Tu
25
0h
31
35
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
46
0.1
Tu
25
1h
32
36
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
47
0.1
Tu
25
2h
33
39
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
48
0.1
Tu
25
3h
34
40
E
0.2
8
NE
28
27
49
0.1
Tu
25
4h
35
39
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
48
0.2
Tu
25
5h
35
38
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
47
0.2
Tu
25
6h
36
37
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
47
0.3
Tu
25
7h
36
42
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
41
0.2
Tu
25
8h
36
49
E
0.2
8
NE
32
27
36
0.1
Tu
25
9h
36
54
E
0.2
8
NE
32
27
31
0
Tu
25
10h
36
55
E
0.2
8
NE
32
27
29
0
Tu
25
11h
36
56
E
0.2
8
NE
33
27
27
0.1
Tu
25
12h
36
57
E
0.2
8
NE
33
27
25
0.1
Tu
25
13h
35
54
E
0.2
8
NE
33
27
26
0.1
Tu
25
14h
33
50
E
0.2
8
NE
34
27
27
0.1
Tu
25
15h
32
46
E
0.2
8
NE
34
27
28
0.1
Tu
25
16h
31
41
E
0.2
8
NE
33
27
24
0.1
Tu
25
17h
30
35
E
0.2
8
NE
32
27
21
0
Tu
25
18h
28
30
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
18
0
Tu
25
19h
29
30
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
21
0
Tu
25
20h
29
30
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
23
0
Tu
25
21h
29
31
E
0.2
8
NE
30
27
26
0
Tu
25
22h
30
37
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
40
0

Wednesday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
We
26
0h
32
50
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
69
0
We
26
1h
32
51
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
55
0
We
26
2h
33
54
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
41
0.1
We
26
3h
34
55
E
0.2
8
NE
28
27
26
0.1
We
26
4h
34
52
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
30
0.1
We
26
5h
34
49
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
33
0.1
We
26
6h
34
45
E
0.2
8
NE
30
27
37
0.1
We
26
7h
34
48
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
36
0.1
We
26
8h
33
51
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
35
0.2
We
26
9h
33
54
E
0.2
8
NE
32
27
34
0.2
We
26
10h
32
53
E
0.2
8
NE
32
27
34
0.2
We
26
11h
32
51
E
0.2
8
NE
33
27
34
0.2
We
26
12h
31
49
E
0.2
8
NE
34
27
34
0.2
We
26
13h
30
42
E
0.2
8
NE
34
27
31
0.2
We
26
14h
30
36
E
0.2
8
NE
34
27
28
0.2
We
26
15h
29
31
E
0.2
8
NE
34
27
26
0.2
We
26
16h
28
28
E
0.2
8
NE
33
27
24
0.1
We
26
17h
27
28
E
0.1
8
NE
32
27
22
0.1
We
26
18h
26
27
E
0.1
8
NE
31
27
20
0
We
26
19h
26
27
E
0.1
8
NE
31
27
24
0
We
26
20h
26
27
E
0.1
8
NE
31
27
28
0
We
26
21h
26
27
E
0.1
8
NE
30
27
32
0
We
26
22h
27
27
E
0.1
8
NE
29
27
34
0.1

Thursday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Th
27
0h
28
30
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
38
0.4
Th
27
1h
29
33
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
41
0.4
Th
27
2h
30
37
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
43
0.4
Th
27
3h
30
41
E
0.2
8
NE
28
27
46
0.4
Th
27
4h
30
41
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
45
0.3
Th
27
5h
30
41
E
0.2
8
NE
29
27
44
0.2
Th
27
6h
30
40
E
0.2
8
NE
30
27
42
0.1
Th
27
7h
28
39
E
0.2
8
NE
31
27
41
0.1
Th
27
8h
27
38
E
0.1
8
NE
32
27
39
0.1
Th
27
9h
26
37
E
0.1
8
NE
32
27
37
0.1
Th
27
10h
26
39
E
0.1
8
NE
33
27
38
0.1
Th
27
11h
24
40
E
0.1
8
NE
33
27
39
0
Th
27
12h
24
42
E
0.1
8
NE
33
27
39
0
Th
27
13h
23
35
E
0.1
8
NE
34
27
37
0
Th
27
14h
23
29
E
0.1
8
NE
34
27
34
0
Th
27
15h
22
23
E
0.1
8
NE
34
27
31
0
Th
27
16h
22
23
E
0.1
8
NE
33
27
28
0
Th
27
17h
21
24
E
0.1
7
NE
33
27
25
0
Th
27
18h
21
25
E
0.1
7
NE
32
27
22
0
Th
27
19h
21
27
E
0.1
7
NE
31
27
28
0
Th
27
20h
21
28
E
0.1
7
NE
31
27
33
0
Th
27
21h
20
30
E
0.1
7
NE
30
27
39
0
Th
27
22h
21
30
E
0.1
7
NE
30
27
36
0

Friday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Fr
28
0h
23
30
E
0.1
7
NE
29
27
31
0.1
Fr
28
1h
24
30
E
0.1
7
NE
29
27
28
0.1
Fr
28
2h
26
30
E
0.2
7
NE
29
27
26
0.1
Fr
28
3h
27
30
E
0.2
7
NE
28
27
24
0.1
Fr
28
4h
27
30
E
0.2
7
NE
29
27
25
0.1
Fr
28
5h
28
30
E
0.2
7
NE
29
27
26
0
Fr
28
6h
28
29
SE
0.2
7
NE
29
27
27
0
Fr
28
7h
28
30
SE
0.2
7
NE
30
27
27
0
Fr
28
8h
28
30
SE
0.2
7
NE
31
27
27
0
Fr
28
9h
28
31
SE
0.2
7
NE
31
27
27
0
Fr
28
10h
28
36
SE
0.2
7
NE
31
27
27
0
Fr
28
11h
27
40
SE
0.2
7
NE
32
27
28
0
Fr
28
12h
27
45
SE
0.2
7
NE
32
27
28
0
Fr
28
13h
27
46
SE
0.2
7
NE
32
27
27
0
Fr
28
14h
27
47
SE
0.2
7
NE
33
27
26
0
Fr
28
15h
26
48
SE
0.2
7
NE
33
27
26
0
Fr
28
16h
26
45
SE
0.2
7
NE
32
27
25
0
Fr
28
17h
25
42
SE
0.2
7
NE
31
27
24
0
Fr
28
18h
24
39
SE
0.2
7
NE
31
27
24
0
Fr
28
19h
23
34
SE
0.2
7
E
30
27
29
0
Fr
28
20h
23
29
SE
0.2
7
SE
30
27
34
0
Fr
28
21h
22
24
SE
0.2
7
S
29
27
39
0
Fr
28
22h
21
26
E
0.2
7
SE
29
27
34
0

Saturday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Sa
29
0h
20
29
E
0.1
7
NE
29
27
25
0
Sa
29
1h
21
30
E
0.1
7
NE
29
27
19
0
Sa
29
2h
22
31
SE
0.1
7
NE
29
27
12
0
Sa
29
3h
23
31
SE
0.1
7
NE
28
27
6
0
Sa
29
4h
24
31
SE
0.1
7
NE
29
27
10
0
Sa
29
5h
25
30
SE
0.2
7
NE
30
27
14
0
Sa
29
6h
26
30
SE
0.2
7
NE
31
27
18
0
Sa
29
7h
25
29
SE
0.2
7
NE
31
27
20
0
Sa
29
8h
25
29
SE
0.1
7
NE
31
27
22
0
Sa
29
9h
24
28
SE
0.1
7
NE
31
27
24
0
Sa
29
10h
24
28
SE
0.1
8
NE
32
27
28
0
Sa
29
11h
24
27
SE
0.2
8
NE
32
27
31
0
Sa
29
12h
24
27
SE
0.2
9
NE
33
27
35
0
Sa
29
13h
26
32
SE
0.2
9
NE
33
27
25
0
Sa
29
14h
27
37
SE
0.2
9
NE
33
27
15
0
Sa
29
15h
28
42
SE
0.2
9
NE
33
27
6
0
Sa
29
16h
28
42
SE
0.2
9
E
32
27
8
0
Sa
29
17h
28
43
SE
0.2
9
SE
32
27
11
0
Sa
29
18h
28
43
SE
0.2
9
SE
31
27
14
0
Sa
29
19h
27
37
SE
0.2
9
SE
31
27
30
0
Sa
29
20h
26
32
SE
0.2
9
SE
30
27
46
0
Sa
29
21h
25
26
SE
0.2
8
SE
29
27
62
0
Sa
29
22h
25
27
SE
0.2
9
SE
29
27
61
0

The Wind and Breeze

rolling waves at the Northwest Point National Park on Providenciales
The break at Northwest Point, Providenciales.

Throughout the year, the Turks and Caicos typically generally experiences an east southeast trade wind, with wind speeds in the 12-18 mph (19-29kph) range.

Passing storms and squalls do shift wind directions at times, and discounting tropical cyclones, such storm are typically seen during the winter months.

The Tide Forecast

As the Turks and Caicos is located in the tropical Atlantic, the high and low tide changes, or tidal range, does not tend to be drastic, with a typical difference of about 2-2.6 feet (.6-.8m). Abnormal tides, such as spring tides, may cause unusual lows and highs, yet these are never really exteme.

Neap tides, experienced when the sun and moon are at right angles to each other (from the perspective of earth) and their gravitational pulls cancel each out a bit, tend to create the least tidal range and conditions that allow for the best underwater visibility for snorkelling and diving.

Keep in mind that many tide forecast websites base their island-specific Turks and Caicos tide table off of the predictions at Sandy Point on the island of North Caicos, and simply apply a slight modifier calculation to create a forecast level for each of our islands. This does not take into account the extensive and shallow Caicos Banks off the south of the Caicos Islands, which tends to slightly delay tide changes at many adjacent coastal areas as water moves in and out of the banks.

The coastal areas on the Caicos Banks can be quite shallow in places, and many popular routes may not offer much extra draft for the common watercraft, especially at lower tide levels. We advise using accurate marine navigation charts.

Waves and Breaks

high kiteboarding jump at Long Bay Beach on Providenciales
Perfect kiteboarding conditions at Long Bay Beach, Providenciales.

The Turks and Caicos generally doesn’t experience the huge waves that some other tropical destinations such as Hawaii, Barbados and Puerto Rico see at times.

The ocean topography of the plateaus supporting our islands largely account for the lack of a significant waves. Regions that do experience large breaks usually have complex submarine terrains that essentially funnel the open ocean swell to specific areas, where a gradually sloping ocean floor allows the waves to stack into a tremendous break.

The Turks and Caicos Islands however sit on two distinct shelfs (the Turks Islands group and the Caicos Islands group) that have a rather abrupt transition from the surrounding 10,000 foot (3,000 meter) Atlantic ocean floor to the very shallow water on top of the plateaus. Although supporting unparalleled wall diving, our ocean topography doesn’t lend itself well to large wave formation.

The best place in the country to watch the full glory of large breaking waves is either Northwest Point National Park on Providenciales or Mudjin Harbour and the Crossing Place Trail on Middle Caicos. Keep in mind that wave conditions are flat more often than not. These locations are great spots for watching the sunrise and sunset, which are typically just as impressive as the swell.

Water Sports

stand up paddle board surfing at West Reef in the Turks and Caicos
Stand up paddle surfing on the Caicos barrier reef.

Amazing flatwater kiteboarding and windsurfing can be had at many locations throughout the Turks and Caicos. Due to the trade wind directions, the best kite spots are typically south-eastern facing beaches on the south sides of our islands. The best such example is the popular Long Bay Beach on Providenciales, which is one of the top kiting location in the region.

On the occasional days that see a northerly breeze, our spectacular north coasts and beaches become a bit more viable for kiting.

For the kiteboarding hotspot of Long Bay Beach on Providenciales, 20-30mph (32-48kph) with an east southeast direction is ideal kiting wind. For South Caicos, Grand Turk and Salt Cay, wind speed may be a little less due to the lack of wind obstructions. See Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding for more information on this sport and the best kite spots.

The Turks and Caicos lacks the reputation as a surfing destination simply due to the unpredictability and inconsistencies in our breaks. At times we do see wonderful surfing waves, but the quality of the waves hinges highly on the swell direction. The conditions on the barrier reef off of the Caicos Islands may easily become messy.

Although a little more difficult to access from the surfer’s perspective, Grand Turk does see a better break at some off shore sites.