Turks and Caicos Weather

It's Sunny . . . Turks and Caicos weather is sunny, sunny, sunny!

The sun shines 350 days a year with an average temperature of 83°F (28°C).

An added bonus is that Turks and Caicos weather is generally warmer with less rain and humidity than its Caribbean neighbors.

With a Cool Breeze. . . Near constant and cool easterly sea breezes keep you feeling fresh.

This makes air conditioning generally unnecessary except in the summer months, which can get hot.

...and Warm Water... Surface water temperatures are also warm year-round for comfortable swimming, diving, snorkeling or Turks and Caicos fishing.

Average surface temperatures are 75-77°F (24-25°C) in the winter up to 82-86°F (28-30°C) in the summer.

In general, you can expect nice weatherfor all your Turks Caicos vacation activities no matter when you go.

Uniquely Interesting . . .

Really the Turks and Caicos weather and climate is best described as desert tropical, which is reflected in the landscape with many cacti, aloe and other succulents dotting the scenery.



In factthe islands are named after the "Turk's Head Cactus"

Short and stubby this hardy plant is easily recognized by the red flower sitting on top like a Turkish fez hat.

It's unique to the Turks and Caicos Islands!

"Caicos" is thought to have derived from the Spanish word cayos, which means small island orkey in english.

Another story has it that 'Turks' comes from the name of a group of Mediterranean pirates that frequented the islands in their boats called 'Caicos.'

Temperatures

Winter
January 62-77°F (17-25°C)
February 63-78°F (17-26°C)
March 64-80°F (18-27°C)

Spring
April 66-82°F (19-28°C)
May 70-87°F (21-30°C)
June 74-90°F (23-31°C)

Summer
July 75-91°F (24-32°C)
August 75-92°F (24-33°C)
September 74-89°F (23-31°C)

Fall
October 72-85°F (22-29°C)
November 68-82°F (20-28°C)
December 64-79°F (18-26°C)

Note: Even though weather in Turks and Caicos is generally always balmy, late summer months can get hot with high temperatures close to 90°F (31°C) on average sometimes surpassing 100°F (38°C) when the constant trade winds that usually keep you cool and comfortable die down.

Considering this is also peak hurricane season (see below), it may be best to visit in the fall, winter and spring.

April-June is your best bet especially when factoring hotel discounts since most Turks Caicos resorts reduce their rates 20-50% after April 15.

Rainfall

Turks and Caicos weather is almost "rain-free!" Rain generally passes through quickly and it’s rare to get a string of cloudy days. Typically, rain showers are so short and light that it’s hardly an interruption to any activities and you may just sleep right through your nap on Grace Bay Beach!

The majority of rainfall occurs from late September through December withNovember and December having the highest totals. Averages vary between the islands as well.

North Caicos, known as the "Garden Island" receives the most rain at 50 inches a year, hence it is more lush and green than the other islands.

Providenciales (Provo) and Middle Caicos average around 45 inches annually.

Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos are the driest averaging only 21 inches of rain annually.

Hurricanes

Hurricanes are a part of the Turks and Caicos weather pattern, however statistically they do not hit here as much as more southern Caribbean islands. In fact, no hurricane has made land fall in the Turks and Caicos Islands for 20 years. Historically the average is about one every nine years.

Hurricanes can happen any time of year, but hurricane season is typically considered to last from June to November with August and September being the peak months.

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