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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)
Tu
28
0h
17
19
NE
0.7
10
N
28
27
48
0
Tu
28
1h
17
18
NE
0.7
10
N
28
26
53
0
Tu
28
2h
17
18
NE
0.7
10
N
28
26
58
0
Tu
28
3h
18
19
NE
0.7
10
N
28
26
63
0
Tu
28
4h
18
21
NE
0.7
10
N
28
26
67
0
Tu
28
5h
18
25
E
0.7
10
N
28
27
71
0.1
Tu
28
6h
18
29
E
0.7
10
N
28
28
75
0.1
Tu
28
7h
17
29
E
0.7
10
N
28
28
70
0.1
Tu
28
8h
15
29
E
0.7
10
N
28
29
66
0
Tu
28
9h
14
29
E
0.7
10
N
28
29
62
0
Tu
28
10h
14
30
E
0.7
9
N
28
30
59
0
Tu
28
11h
13
30
E
0.6
9
N
28
31
57
0
Tu
28
12h
13
31
E
0.6
9
N
28
32
54
0
Tu
28
13h
12
26
E
0.5
10
N
28
31
52
0
Tu
28
14h
10
22
SE
0.3
12
NE
28
31
49
0
Tu
28
15h
9
17
SE
0.2
13
NE
28
31
46
0
Tu
28
16h
8
19
E
0.2
13
NE
28
29
48
0
Tu
28
17h
6
21
E
0.1
13
NE
28
28
51
0.1
Tu
28
18h
5
23
E
0.1
13
NE
28
27
53
0.1
Tu
28
19h
6
23
E
0.1
12
NE
28
27
55
0.1
Tu
28
20h
8
23
NE
0.2
12
NE
28
27
58
0.1
Tu
28
21h
9
23
NE
0.2
12
NE
28
27
60
0.1
Tu
28
22h
11
21
NE
0.3
12
SE
28
26
61
0.1

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
29
0h
15
17
NE
0.4
12
NW
28
26
64
0.2
We
29
1h
16
18
NE
0.5
12
NW
28
26
68
0.2
We
29
2h
17
18
NE
0.5
12
NW
28
26
73
0.3
We
29
3h
18
20
E
0.6
12
NW
28
27
77
0.3
We
29
4h
19
24
E
0.6
12
SW
28
27
70
0.4
We
29
5h
19
31
E
0.6
13
E
28
27
63
0.6
We
29
6h
20
38
E
0.6
13
N
28
28
56
0.7
We
29
7h
19
31
E
0.6
13
N
28
29
48
0.7
We
29
8h
19
25
E
0.6
12
N
28
30
41
0.6
We
29
9h
18
20
E
0.6
12
N
28
32
79
0.6
We
29
10h
17
18
E
0.5
12
N
27
31
27
0.6
We
29
11h
15
17
E
0.5
12
N
26
30
21
0.6
We
29
12h
14
17
E
0.4
12
N
26
29
78
0.6
We
29
13h
14
16
E
0.4
12
N
26
30
29
0.5
We
29
14h
14
16
E
0.4
12
N
27
31
44
0.3
We
29
15h
13
16
E
0.4
13
N
28
32
59
0.2
We
29
16h
13
19
E
0.4
13
E
28
30
58
0.2
We
29
17h
13
23
E
0.5
14
SW
28
28
57
0.3
We
29
18h
13
26
E
0.5
14
NW
28
27
56
0.3
We
29
19h
13
26
E
0.4
14
SW
28
26
62
0.3
We
29
20h
14
26
E
0.4
14
SE
28
26
68
0.3
We
29
21h
14
27
NE
0.3
13
NE
28
26
75
0.3
We
29
22h
16
26
NE
0.4
13
SE
28
26
72
0.2

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
30
0h
19
25
NE
0.6
13
N
28
28
67
0.1
Th
30
1h
21
25
NE
0.6
13
N
28
28
65
0.1
Th
30
2h
22
24
NE
0.6
13
N
28
28
63
0.1
Th
30
3h
24
26
NE
0.6
13
N
28
28
62
0.1
Th
30
4h
23
24
E
0.6
13
N
28
27
63
0.1
Th
30
5h
23
24
E
0.6
12
NW
28
26
65
0.1
Th
30
6h
23
25
E
0.6
12
NW
28
26
67
0.1
Th
30
7h
23
24
E
0.6
12
SW
28
26
70
0.2
Th
30
8h
23
24
E
0.5
12
SE
28
27
73
0.2
Th
30
9h
23
24
E
0.5
12
NE
28
28
76
0.3
Th
30
10h
22
23
E
0.6
12
NE
28
28
74
0.2
Th
30
11h
21
23
E
0.6
12
N
28
29
71
0.2
Th
30
12h
19
22
E
0.7
13
N
28
29
68
0.1
Th
30
13h
18
25
E
0.7
13
SE
28
28
61
0.1
Th
30
14h
17
27
E
0.6
13
SW
28
27
54
0
Th
30
15h
16
30
E
0.6
14
N
28
26
47
0
Th
30
16h
17
31
E
0.5
14
N
28
26
48
0
Th
30
17h
18
32
NE
0.5
13
NW
28
26
48
0
Th
30
18h
19
33
NE
0.4
13
NW
28
27
49
0
Th
30
19h
21
33
NE
0.5
14
SW
28
27
50
0
Th
30
20h
23
32
NE
0.5
14
SE
28
27
50
0
Th
30
21h
24
32
NE
0.6
14
NE
28
28
51
0
Th
30
22h
26
39
NE
0.7
14
SE
28
27
52
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
01
0h
29
51
NE
0.8
16
N
28
26
54
0
Fr
01
1h
29
48
NE
0.8
15
N
28
26
56
0.1
Fr
01
2h
29
46
NE
0.8
15
N
28
27
57
0.1
Fr
01
3h
29
43
NE
0.8
15
N
28
28
59
0.2
Fr
01
4h
27
39
E
0.7
15
N
28
27
62
0.1
Fr
01
5h
25
34
E
0.7
15
N
28
26
65
0.1
Fr
01
6h
23
30
E
0.6
15
N
28
26
69
0
Fr
01
7h
23
30
E
0.6
15
N
28
26
68
0
Fr
01
8h
22
29
E
0.6
15
N
28
26
68
0
Fr
01
9h
22
28
E
0.6
15
N
28
27
67
0
Fr
01
10h
21
27
E
0.6
14
N
28
26
68
0.1
Fr
01
11h
21
27
E
0.5
14
N
28
26
68
0.2
Fr
01
12h
21
26
E
0.5
14
N
28
26
68
0.3
Fr
01
13h
21
28
E
0.5
14
N
28
26
71
0.2
Fr
01
14h
21
31
E
0.6
14
N
28
27
74
0.2
Fr
01
15h
21
33
E
0.6
14
N
28
28
76
0.1
Fr
01
16h
21
35
E
0.6
13
N
28
27
73
0.1
Fr
01
17h
20
36
E
0.5
13
N
28
26
69
0
Fr
01
18h
20
37
E
0.5
13
N
28
26
66
0
Fr
01
19h
20
36
NE
0.5
13
N
28
26
65
0.1
Fr
01
20h
21
35
NE
0.6
13
N
28
26
63
0.1
Fr
01
21h
21
33
NE
0.6
13
N
28
27
62
0.2
Fr
01
22h
21
32
NE
0.6
13
N
28
27
67
0.3

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
02
0h
22
28
NE
0.6
13
N
28
27
76
0.4
Sa
02
1h
24
29
NE
0.7
12
SW
28
26
76
0.3
Sa
02
2h
26
30
E
0.8
12
SE
28
26
76
0.3
Sa
02
3h
28
31
E
0.9
12
N
28
26
75
0.2
Sa
02
4h
28
32
E
0.9
12
N
28
26
74
0.2
Sa
02
5h
27
33
E
0.8
12
N
28
27
73
0.2
Sa
02
6h
26
35
E
0.8
12
N
28
28
71
0.2
Sa
02
7h
26
35
E
0.8
12
SE
28
27
73
0.3
Sa
02
8h
26
36
E
0.7
12
SW
28
26
74
0.3
Sa
02
9h
26
36
E
0.7
12
N
27
26
75
0.4
Sa
02
10h
26
35
E
0.7
12
N
27
26
78
0.3
Sa
02
11h
27
34
E
0.7
12
N
28
26
81
0.3
Sa
02
12h
27
33
E
0.7
12
NW
28
26
84
0.2
Sa
02
13h
27
34
E
0.7
11
NW
28
26
84
0.2
Sa
02
14h
26
35
E
0.7
11
NW
28
27
84
0.2
Sa
02
15h
26
36
E
0.7
11
NW
28
28
84
0.2
Sa
02
16h
25
36
E
0.7
11
NW
28
27
78
0.5
Sa
02
17h
24
37
E
0.7
11
N
28
27
72
0.9
Sa
02
18h
23
37
E
0.7
11
N
28
27
66
1.2
Sa
02
19h
23
37
E
0.7
11
N
28
27
67
0.8
Sa
02
20h
23
38
E
0.7
11
N
28
27
69
0.5
Sa
02
21h
23
39
E
0.7
11
N
28
28
71
0.1
Sa
02
22h
24
38
E
0.8
11
SW
28
27
70
0.6

Sunday

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Su
03
0h
28
37
E
0.9
11
N
28
26
69
1.7
Su
03
1h
29
36
E
1
10
SE
28
26
74
1.5
Su
03
2h
29
34
E
1.1
8
SW
28
26
79
1.2
Su
03
3h
30
33
E
1.2
7
N
28
26
83
1
Su
03
4h
29
35
E
1.3
7
N
28
26
86
1.3
Su
03
5h
29
38
E
1.4
7
N
28
27
89
1.7
Su
03
6h
29
40
E
1.5
7
N
28
28
92
2
Su
03
7h
28
40
E
1.4
8
SW
28
27
90
1.8
Su
03
8h
28
39
E
1.3
9
SE
28
26
88
1.6
Su
03
9h
27
39
E
1.2
10
N
28
26
86
1.4
Su
03
10h
27
39
E
1.2
9
SE
28
26
80
1.5
Su
03
11h
28
40
E
1.1
8
SW
28
26
75
1.7
Su
03
12h
28
40
E
1.1
7
N
28
26
69
1.8
Su
03
13h
29
40
E
1
7
NW
28
26
73
1.4
Su
03
14h
30
41
E
0.9
8
NW
28
27
76
0.9
Su
03
15h
31
41
E
0.8
8
NW
28
28
80
0.5
Su
03
16h
30
42
E
0.8
8
NW
28
28
80
0.6
Su
03
17h
29
44
E
0.7
8
NW
28
28
79
0.7
Su
03
18h
28
45
E
0.7
7
NW
28
28
78
0.8
Su
03
19h
29
45
E
0.7
7
NW
28
28
80
0.9
Su
03
20h
30
46
E
0.8
8
NW
28
28
81
1.1
Su
03
21h
31
46
E
0.8
8
NW
28
28
83
1.2
Su
03
22h
32
54
E
0.9
8
SW
28
27
87
2.2

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
04
0h
35
68
E
1
8
N
26
26
96
4.1
Mo
04
1h
35
61
E
1
8
NE
27
26
81
2.8
Mo
04
2h
35
53
E
1
9
E
27
27
65
1.4
Mo
04
3h
35
46
E
1
10
SE
27
28
84
0.1
Mo
04
4h
34
43
E
0.9
10
SW
28
28
47
0.4
Mo
04
5h
32
41
E
0.9
10
W
28
28
44
0.8
Mo
04
6h
31
38
E
0.8
10
NW
28
28
78
1.1
Mo
04
7h
30
42
E
0.8
10
N
28
28
43
1.9
Mo
04
8h
29
47
E
0.8
10
N
28
28
43
2.7
Mo
04
9h
28
52
SE
0.8
10
N
28
28
71
3.5
Mo
04
10h
27
53
SE
0.8
10
N
28
27
53
4
Mo
04
11h
27
54
SE
0.7
10
N
28
27
63
4.6
Mo
04
12h
27
56
SE
0.7
10
NW
28
27
72
5.1
Mo
04
13h
28
55
SE
0.7
10
NW
28
27
64
3.9
Mo
04
14h
30
54
SE
0.8
10
NW
28
27
55
2.7
Mo
04
15h
31
53
SE
0.8
10
NW
28
27
72
1.5
Mo
04
16h
31
59
SE
1.1
10
N
28
27
48
2.5
Mo
04
17h
31
66
SE
1.3
10
N
29
27
49
3.5
Mo
04
18h
31
73
SE
1.6
10
N
29
27
51
4.5
Mo
04
19h
30
67
SE
1.6
10
N
29
26
67
3.1
Mo
04
20h
28
61
SE
1.5
10
N
29
26
84
1.8
Mo
04
21h
27
55
SE
1.5
9
N
29
26
100
0.4
Mo
04
22h
27
55
SE
1.4
9
N
29
26
96
0.6

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 experiences an east southeast trade wind, with wind speeds in the 12-20 mph (19-32 kph, or 10-17 knots) range.

Passing storms and squalls do shift wind directions at times, and excluding the rare tropical cyclone, such storms are typically seen during the winter months.

The Tide Forecast

As the Turks and Caicos is located in the tropical Atlantic, the high to low tide change difference, or tidal range, does not tend to be drastic, with a typical tide height change of about 1.9-3 feet (.6-1m). Abnormal tides, such as spring tides, may cause unusual lows and highs, yet these are never extreme.

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, which is perfect for snorkeling and diving.

Keep in mind that many tide forecast websites base their island-specific Turks and Caicos tide table off of harmonic 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 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 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 shelves (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 locations 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, kiting 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.

Great flatwater spots for wakeboarding or tubing can typically be found between our channels and cays regardless of wind or wave conditions.

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 offshore sites.