spectacular beach and water at Half Moon Bay and Little Water Cay The spectacular beach at Half Moon Bay, Little Water Cay.

Turks and Caicos Weather & Astronomy

Temperature: Wind: Waves: Other Units:

Today

24
°C
A slight drizzle
25°C
25°C
23°C
0.3mm
57%
76%
31°C
0
1015mB

Hourly Forecast

Temperature (°C)
Feels Like (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Rain (mm)
Humidity (%)
Clouds (%)
UV Index
0h
24
25
31
0.1
67
72
0
1h
24
25
31
0.1
68
30
0
2h
24
25
31
0.2
69
33
0
3h
24
26
31
0
78
43
0
4h
24
25
31
0.3
76
57
0
5h
23
24
31
0.6
75
71
0
6h
23
24
31
0.9
74
85
0
7h
23
24
31
1
74
87
0.2
8h
23
24
31
1.1
75
88
0.4
9h
23
24
31
1.2
75
89
0.6
10h
23
24
31
1.3
74
84
1.2
11h
23
24
31
1.4
72
79
1.9
12h
24
25
31
1.5
71
74
2.9
13h
23
24
31
1.3
74
76
2.2
14h
23
24
31
1.1
77
79
1.6
15h
23
24
31
0.9
80
81
1.1
16h
23
24
31
0.6
79
67
1.2
17h
23
24
31
0.3
78
53
0.8
18h
23
24
31
0
77
39
0
19h
24
25
31
0
75
44
0
20h
24
25
31
0
73
49
0
21h
24
25
31
0
72
55
0
22h
24
25
31
0
72
67
0
23h
24
25
31
0.1
73
80
0

Week Weather Forecast

Sunday
23°C
A few clouds
Monday
24°C
Slightly cloudy
Tuesday
25°C
A slight drizzle
Wednesday
23°C
A slight drizzle
Thursday
23°C
Sunny as usual
Friday
23°C
A few clouds

Wind, Waves and Tide Forecast

Today

Windspeed (kph)
Wind Gusts (kph)
Wind Direction
Waves (m)
Wave Period (s)
Wave Direction
Tide
Temperature (°C)
Water Temp. (°C)
Clouds (%)
Rainfall (mm)
Sa
25
2h
18
32
E
0.4
11
NE
24
31
33
0.2
Sa
25
5h
18
42
E
0.4
11
NE
23
31
71
0.6
Sa
25
8h
17
30
E
0.4
11
NE
23
31
88
1.1
Sa
25
11h
16
34
E
0.4
11
NE
23
31
79
1.4
Sa
25
14h
15
31
E
0.3
11
NE
23
31
79
1.1
Sa
25
17h
11
27
E
0.2
11
NE
23
31
53
0.3
Sa
25
20h
12
26
NE
0.3
11
NE
24
31
49
0
Sa
25
23h
15
27
NE
0.3
11
NE
24
31
80
0.1
Su
26
2h
16
26
NE
0.3
11
NE
23
31
46
0
Su
26
5h
17
24
NE
0.4
11
NE
23
31
26
0
Su
26
8h
17
26
NE
0.4
11
NE
23
31
29
0
Su
26
11h
18
24
NE
0.4
11
NE
23
31
29
0
Su
26
14h
19
21
NE
0.4
10
NE
23
31
37
0
Su
26
17h
18
19
NE
0.4
10
NE
23
31
57
0
Su
26
20h
17
20
NE
0.4
10
NE
23
31
85
0
Su
26
23h
19
27
NE
0.4
10
NE
23
31
72
0
Mo
27
2h
19
22
NE
0.5
10
NE
23
31
76
0
Mo
27
5h
16
20
NE
0.5
10
N
23
31
50
0
Mo
27
8h
15
19
NE
0.9
10
SW
23
31
59
0
Mo
27
11h
15
20
NE
1.1
10
N
24
31
73
0
Mo
27
14h
14
20
E
1
10
N
24
31
84
0.1
Mo
27
17h
12
16
E
1
10
N
24
31
73
0.1
Mo
27
20h
12
20
E
1
11
N
25
31
54
0
Mo
27
23h
13
25
E
1
11
SE
24
31
35
0.1

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
28
2h
15
31
E
1.1
11
N
24
31
42
0.2
Tu
28
5h
17
38
E
0.6
11
S
25
31
37
0.8
Tu
28
8h
19
40
SE
0.5
11
W
25
31
27
0.6
Tu
28
11h
23
39
SE
1
11
E
25
31
22
0.5
Tu
28
14h
23
36
SE
1.1
11
N
25
31
34
0.2
Tu
28
17h
22
32
S
1.1
11
N
25
31
20
0
Tu
28
20h
23
39
SW
1.1
11
N
25
31
26
0
Tu
28
23h
21
36
SW
1.1
11
N
24
31
24
1.1
We
29
2h
16
34
W
1
11
N
24
31
27
2.6
We
29
5h
15
33
SW
1
11
N
24
31
52
3.7
We
29
8h
17
25
SW
0.9
11
N
24
31
87
2.1
We
29
11h
18
22
SW
0.9
11
N
23
31
88
1.4
We
29
14h
20
29
SW
0.9
11
N
23
31
94
1
We
29
17h
24
31
SW
0.9
10
N
23
31
96
0.9
We
29
20h
23
30
SW
0.9
10
N
23
31
66
0.3
We
29
23h
19
28
W
0.8
10
N
23
31
39
0
Th
30
2h
16
28
W
0.7
10
N
23
31
14
0
Th
30
5h
11
31
W
0.6
10
N
23
31
14
0
Th
30
8h
13
34
SW
0.7
10
N
23
31
10
0
Th
30
11h
15
32
SW
0.8
10
N
23
31
12
0
Th
30
14h
15
32
W
0.8
8
SW
23
31
7
0
Th
30
17h
17
33
W
0.7
8
NW
23
31
7
0
Th
30
20h
19
35
NW
0.8
7
NW
23
31
18
0
Th
30
23h
20
36
NW
0.7
7
NW
23
31
48
0

Sun

0
%
No Sun
06:28
12:01
17:33
05:11
05:38
06:05
18:50
18:23
17:57
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun 26
06:28
17:34
Mon 27
06:28
17:35
Tue 28
06:28
17:35
Wed 29
06:27
17:36
Thu 30
06:27
17:37
Fri 31
06:27
17:37
Sat 1
06:26
17:38
Sun 2
06:26
17:39
Mon 3
06:26
17:39
Tue 4
06:25
17:40
Wed 5
06:25
17:40

Moon

4
%
Waxing Crescent
07:06
18:22
Aquarius
First Quarter Feb 1
Full Moon Feb 8
Last Quarter Feb 15
New Moon Feb 23

Climate Across the Turks and Caicos

beautiful day at the Bight Beach in the Turks and Caicos
A beautiful day at the Bight Beach, Providenciales.

The Turks and Caicos is a relatively small country, and the distance between the western-most land ( West Caicos), and the eastern-most ( Martin Pinzon Cay) is less than 100 miles (160km), so the weather conditions are generally similar across our archipelago on any given day.

The greatest difference in localised conditions are the later afternoon cloud cover and light rainfall that sometimes occurs over North Caicos, parts of Providenciales, and on Parrot Cay and Pine Cay. These conditions are created by the extensive marine wetlands that are found on the southern coasts of the central Caicos Islands. As the morning and mid-day sun heats the saline tundra, the surrounding hot air rises and condenses moisture in the atmosphere into rain.

This localised rainfall tends to be brief in duration, with showers of under 10 minutes being the norm.

What Does the Forecast Really Mean?

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.

great weather at Sapodilla Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos
Calm conditions at Sapodilla Bay Beach, Providenciales.

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.

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

storm clouds over Water Cay and Little Water Cay
Approaching storm over Water Cay.

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.

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