Best time to visit Turks and Caicos

The best time to visit the Turks and Caicos is between January and April. You can expect an average daytime temperature of around 28°C (82°F) with a night-time low of 20°C (68°F).


Turks and Caicos weather

The Turks and Caicos islands experience a hot tropical climate year-round, with a relatively cooler season from December to March.

Easterly trade winds temper humidity to create a balmy, pleasant environment.

The wet season in Turks and Caicos last from September to December. However, short rain showers can occur throughout the year and especially in summer, which quickly give way to bright sunshine.

Here are the average temperatures in Cockburn Town, on Grand Turk Island.

What is the best month to visit Turks and Caicos?
April is considered the best month overall to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands. However, anytime between January and early-May is good – the weather is hot and sunny, with clear blue skies and little to no rainfall.

Note that mid-December to mid-April is the Turks and Caicos's peak tourist season when you can expect more crowds and higher prices.

Which is the hottest month in Turks and Caicos?
The hottest time of year in Turks and Caicos is normally July and August, when maximum daytime temperatures usually reach 32°C (89°F), with very high heat and humidity.

Which is the sunniest month in Turks and Caicos?
The sunniest time of year in Turks and Caicos is usually August and September, with an average of nine hours of sunshine per day.

What is the humidity in Turks and Caicos?
The Turks and Caicos experience little seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 80% – 87% over the course of the year. Typically, it's humid all year round.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Turks and Caicos?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature.

The average annual dew point in the Turks and Caicos is 23°C (73°F), and varies over the course of the year from huymid at 21°C (70°F) to muggy and oppressive at 25°C (77°F).  

The more humid time of year in the Turks and Caicos lasts from mid-March through January, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 90% of the time.

The months with the most muggy days in the Turks and Caicos are May through December, when almost every day in each month is muggy or worse.

The month with the least number of muggy days is February, with around 25 days that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in Turks and Caicos?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Turks and Caicos in August through September when the water temperature averages 29°C (84°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The sea in Turks and Caicos is warm enough to swim throughout the year.

Which month has the most rain in Turks and Caicos?
September is usually the wettest month in the Turks and Caicos with 109mm (4in) on average distributed across seven days.

The months of September to November sees the heaviest rainfall in Turks and Caicos. However, rainfall usually takes the form of short downpours or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening.

What are the windiest months in Turks and Caicos?
The windiest month in Turks and Caicos is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 26 kilometres per hour (14 knots; 16mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-June through to the end of August, with average wind speeds of more than 23 kilometres per hour (12 knots; 14mph).

The calmer time of year lasts from early-September through to early-June. The month with the least amount of wind month of the year in Turks and Caicos is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 21 kilometres per hour (11 knots; 13mph).

The predominant average wind direction in the Turks and Caicos is from the east throughout the year.

Is there a risk of a tropical storm in Turks and Caicos?
The likelihood of a tropical storm in the Turks and Caicos islands is greatest during the hurricane season from August to October, with a storm risk of 3.8% in September.

Turks and Caicos Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
27 27 28 29 30 31 32 32 32 31 29 27
Average low temperature (°C)
20 20 20 21 22 23 23 23 23 23 22 21
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
7 7 7 8 7 7 8 8 7 7 6 6
Comfort level – heat
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Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
28 25 27 28 30 30 31 31 30 31 29 29
Average dew point temperature (°C)
21 21 21 22 23 24 24 24 25 24 23 22
Average relative humidity (%)
86 84 82 81 81 80 80 81 82 83 87 87
UV Index (max)
7 9 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 9 7 6
Average days of rainfall (≤1mm)
2 2 2 3 6 4 6 6 7 8 7 3
Average monthly rainfall (≤mm)
41 26 26 33 75 36 66 83 109 102 99 42
Average wind speed (km/h)
25 25 24 23 23 25 26 25 22 21 24 25
Average sea temperature (°C)
26 25 25 26 27 28 28 29 29 29 28 27
Cockbutn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Holiday seasons

High Season: Mid-December to mid-April; Low season: Mid-April to mid-November when many hotels slash prices by as much as 50 per cent.

Note: The best diving is between April and July, which falls outside the busy tourist season.


Source: Meteorological data for the Turks and Caicos is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 2009 to 2024 from the weather station at JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT), located 4km (2.4mi) south of Cockburn Town on Grand Turk Island. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Turks and Caicos: 16 May, 2024


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