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A beautiful sunny day on Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Wind, Waves, Swell & Tide Forecast

Temperature: Wind: Waves: Other Units:

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)
Tu
28
0h
32
33
1.7
1.8
9
23
31
46
0
Tu
28
1h
28
31
1.7
1.8
9
23
31
46
0.1
Tu
28
2h
24
29
1.8
1.8
9
23
30
46
0.1
Tu
28
3h
20
27
1.8
1.8
9
24
30
46
0.2
Tu
28
4h
23
24
1.7
1.8
9
24
30
48
0.2
Tu
28
5h
25
22
1.7
1.7
9
25
30
49
0.1
Tu
28
6h
28
30
1.6
1.7
8
26
30
51
0.1
Tu
28
7h
27
19
1.6
1.7
8
26
30
49
0.1
Tu
28
8h
26
19
1.5
1.6
8
26
30
47
0.1
Tu
28
9h
26
27
1.5
1.6
8
26
30
46
0.1
Tu
28
10h
24
19
1.5
1.6
8
26
30
44
0.1
Tu
28
11h
23
20
1.5
1.6
8
26
30
43
0.1
Tu
28
12h
21
23
1.5
1.6
8
27
30
41
0.1
Tu
28
13h
21
22
1.5
1.6
8
26
30
40
0.1
Tu
28
14h
20
24
1.5
1.6
8
26
30
39
0.1
Tu
28
15h
19
27
1.5
1.6
8
26
30
38
0.1
Tu
28
16h
19
29
1.5
1.6
8
26
30
39
0.1
Tu
28
17h
19
31
1.5
1.5
8
25
30
41
0.1
Tu
28
18h
20
34
1.5
1.5
8
24
30
42
0.1
Tu
28
19h
21
35
1.5
1.5
8
24
30
42
0.1
Tu
28
20h
22
36
1.5
1.6
8
24
30
42
0
Tu
28
21h
24
37
1.5
1.6
8
24
30
42
0
Tu
28
22h
26
36
1.5
1.6
8
24
30
42
0

Wednesday

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)
We
29
0h
29
35
1.6
1.7
8
23
30
42
0.1
We
29
1h
30
34
1.6
1.7
8
23
30
38
0.1
We
29
2h
31
32
1.6
1.8
8
23
30
34
0
We
29
3h
31
33
1.6
1.8
8
23
30
30
0
We
29
4h
31
29
1.6
1.8
9
24
30
32
0
We
29
5h
30
27
1.6
1.7
9
24
30
35
0
We
29
6h
30
32
1.6
1.7
9
24
30
37
0
We
29
7h
29
24
1.6
1.7
9
25
30
40
0
We
29
8h
28
23
1.5
1.7
9
25
30
43
0
We
29
9h
28
30
1.5
1.7
9
26
30
46
0
We
29
10h
27
22
1.5
1.6
9
26
30
47
0
We
29
11h
26
22
1.5
1.6
9
26
30
48
0
We
29
12h
26
27
1.5
1.5
9
26
30
48
0
We
29
13h
24
23
1.5
1.5
9
26
30
41
0
We
29
14h
24
24
1.4
1.4
9
26
30
33
0
We
29
15h
23
25
1.4
1.4
9
26
30
25
0
We
29
16h
22
26
1.4
1.4
9
25
30
24
0
We
29
17h
22
28
1.3
1.4
9
24
30
22
0
We
29
18h
21
30
1.3
1.4
9
24
30
21
0
We
29
19h
22
30
1.3
1.4
9
24
30
25
0
We
29
20h
22
31
1.3
1.4
9
24
30
29
0
We
29
21h
22
31
1.3
1.4
9
24
30
33
0
We
29
22h
23
30
1.3
1.4
9
23
30
37
0

Thursday

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)
Th
30
0h
26
27
1.2
1.3
9
23
30
45
0
Th
30
1h
26
27
1.2
1.3
9
23
30
48
0
Th
30
2h
27
27
1.2
1.3
9
23
30
51
0
Th
30
3h
27
29
1.2
1.3
9
23
30
53
0
Th
30
4h
27
25
1.2
1.3
9
23
30
52
0
Th
30
5h
26
23
1.2
1.2
9
24
30
50
0
Th
30
6h
26
28
1.2
1.2
9
24
30
48
0
Th
30
7h
25
21
1.2
1.2
9
24
30
57
0
Th
30
8h
24
19
1.2
1.2
9
25
30
66
0
Th
30
9h
23
25
1.2
1.2
10
26
30
74
0
Th
30
10h
22
18
1.2
1.2
10
26
30
55
0
Th
30
11h
22
17
1.2
1.2
10
26
30
37
0
Th
30
12h
21
23
1.2
1.2
10
26
30
18
0
Th
30
13h
20
17
1.2
1.2
10
26
30
15
0
Th
30
14h
19
18
1.1
1.1
10
26
30
12
0
Th
30
15h
18
20
1.1
1.1
10
26
30
8
0
Th
30
16h
18
20
1.1
1.1
10
26
30
9
0
Th
30
17h
17
21
1.1
1.1
10
25
30
10
0
Th
30
18h
16
22
1.1
1.1
10
24
30
10
0
Th
30
19h
16
24
1.1
1.1
10
24
30
10
0
Th
30
20h
17
25
1.1
1.1
10
24
30
10
0
Th
30
21h
17
26
1.1
1.1
10
24
30
10
0
Th
30
22h
17
26
1.1
1.1
10
24
30
11
0

Friday

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)
Fr
31
0h
19
24
1.1
1.1
10
24
30
13
0
Fr
31
1h
20
26
0.8
0.8
10
24
30
14
0
Fr
31
2h
21
27
0.5
0.4
10
23
30
15
0
Fr
31
3h
22
29
0.2
0.1
10
23
30
17
0
Fr
31
4h
23
29
0.2
0.2
10
24
30
17
0
Fr
31
5h
23
28
0.3
0.3
10
24
30
18
0
Fr
31
6h
23
28
0.3
0.4
10
25
30
18
0
Fr
31
7h
23
29
0.5
0.6
10
25
30
17
0
Fr
31
8h
24
29
0.8
0.9
10
26
30
16
0
Fr
31
9h
24
29
1
1.1
10
26
30
14
0
Fr
31
10h
25
29
0.7
0.9
10
26
30
13
0
Fr
31
11h
26
28
0.5
0.6
10
27
30
11
0
Fr
31
12h
27
28
0.2
0.4
10
27
30
9
0
Fr
31
13h
27
28
0.1
0.4
10
27
30
9
0
Fr
31
14h
28
29
0.1
0.4
10
26
30
9
0
Fr
31
15h
28
30
0
0.4
10
26
30
9
0
Fr
31
16h
28
31
0
0.4
10
26
30
8
0
Fr
31
17h
28
32
0.1
0.4
11
25
30
6
0
Fr
31
18h
28
33
0.1
0.4
12
24
30
5
0
Fr
31
19h
28
35
0.1
0.4
11
24
30
4
0
Fr
31
20h
28
36
0
0.5
11
24
30
4
0
Fr
31
21h
28
38
0
0.5
11
24
30
3
0
Fr
31
22h
28
35
0.2
0.5
11
24
30
5
0

Saturday

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
01
0h
30
30
0.5
0.4
11
24
30
8
0
Sa
01
1h
31
31
0.4
0.4
11
24
30
12
0
Sa
01
2h
31
33
0.4
0.4
11
24
30
16
0
Sa
01
3h
32
34
0.3
0.4
11
24
30
20
0
Sa
01
4h
31
32
0.3
0.4
11
24
30
26
0
Sa
01
5h
31
30
0.2
0.4
11
25
30
32
0
Sa
01
6h
31
33
0.2
0.4
11
26
30
38
0
Sa
01
7h
31
27
0.2
0.4
11
26
30
45
0
Sa
01
8h
30
25
0.3
0.4
10
26
30
53
0
Sa
01
9h
30
31
0.3
0.4
10
27
30
60
0
Sa
01
10h
29
22
0.3
0.4
10
27
30
54
0
Sa
01
11h
29
21
0.2
0.4
10
28
30
47
0
Sa
01
12h
29
31
0.2
0.4
11
28
30
41
0
Sa
01
13h
28
20
0.2
0.4
10
28
30
29
0
Sa
01
14h
27
19
0.1
0.4
10
28
30
17
0
Sa
01
15h
26
27
0.1
0.4
10
28
30
5
0
Sa
01
16h
24
19
0.2
0.4
10
27
30
7
0
Sa
01
17h
23
18
0.3
0.5
10
27
30
9
0
Sa
01
18h
22
23
0.4
0.5
10
26
30
11
0
Sa
01
19h
21
19
0.3
0.5
10
26
30
12
0
Sa
01
20h
21
21
0.2
0.4
11
25
30
14
0
Sa
01
21h
20
22
0.1
0.4
11
25
30
15
0
Sa
01
22h
19
22
0.2
0.5
11
25
30
17
0

Sunday

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)
Su
02
0h
18
23
0.5
0.6
11
25
30
21
0
Su
02
1h
18
23
0.5
0.7
12
24
30
18
0
Su
02
2h
18
22
0.6
0.8
13
24
31
15
0
Su
02
3h
18
22
0.6
0.9
14
24
31
12
0
Su
02
4h
18
21
0.7
0.9
14
25
31
12
0
Su
02
5h
19
21
0.9
1
14
26
31
12
0
Su
02
6h
19
20
1
1
14
26
31
12
0
Su
02
7h
19
21
1.1
1.1
14
26
31
14
0
Su
02
8h
19
21
1.3
1.3
13
27
31
15
0
Su
02
9h
19
22
1.4
1.4
13
27
31
17
0
Su
02
10h
19
21
1.4
1.4
13
27
31
20
0
Su
02
11h
19
21
1.4
1.4
13
28
31
23
0
Su
02
12h
19
20
1.4
1.4
13
28
31
26
0
Su
02
13h
19
21
1.4
1.4
13
28
31
25
0
Su
02
14h
20
21
1.4
1.4
13
28
31
23
0
Su
02
15h
20
22
1.4
1.4
12
28
31
22
0
Su
02
16h
20
23
1.4
1.4
12
27
31
23
0
Su
02
17h
20
24
1.3
1.4
12
27
31
24
0
Su
02
18h
20
26
1.3
1.4
12
26
31
25
0
Su
02
19h
20
26
1.3
1.4
12
26
31
28
0
Su
02
20h
20
27
1.2
1.3
12
26
31
31
0
Su
02
21h
20
27
1.2
1.3
12
25
31
34
0
Su
02
22h
21
27
1
0.9
12
25
31
38
0

Monday

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)
Mo
03
0h
23
27
0.5
0.1
12
24
31
47
0
Mo
03
1h
24
28
0.5
0.3
12
24
31
45
0
Mo
03
2h
25
30
0.5
0.6
12
24
31
43
0
Mo
03
3h
26
31
0.5
0.8
12
24
31
41
0
Mo
03
4h
25
30
0.5
0.8
12
24
31
42
0
Mo
03
5h
25
30
0.4
0.8
12
25
31
42
0
Mo
03
6h
24
30
0.4
0.8
12
26
31
43
0
Mo
03
7h
24
29
0.4
0.8
12
26
31
41
0
Mo
03
8h
25
28
0.4
0.9
12
27
31
39
0
Mo
03
9h
25
28
0.4
0.9
12
27
31
37
0
Mo
03
10h
26
28
0.4
0.7
12
27
31
40
0
Mo
03
11h
27
28
0.5
0.4
13
27
31
43
0
Mo
03
12h
27
28
0.5
0.2
14
27
31
47
0
Mo
03
13h
27
29
0.5
0.2
13
27
31
47
0
Mo
03
14h
28
30
0.6
0.2
13
27
31
48
0
Mo
03
15h
28
31
0.6
0.2
13
27
31
49
0
Mo
03
16h
28
31
0.6
0.2
13
27
31
48
0
Mo
03
17h
27
32
0.5
0.2
13
26
31
47
0
Mo
03
18h
27
32
0.5
0.2
13
26
31
46
0
Mo
03
19h
28
34
0.5
0.2
13
25
31
43
0
Mo
03
20h
28
35
0.4
0.2
13
25
31
40
0
Mo
03
21h
29
37
0.4
0.2
13
25
31
37
0
Mo
03
22h
30
36
0.4
0.2
13
25
31
43
0

The Wind and Breeze

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 opposite each other and their gravitational pulls cancel each out a bit, tend to create conditions that allow for the best underwater visibility for snorkelling and diving.

Waves and Breaks

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.

Water Sports

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.

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.