The Best Time of Year to Visit Turks and Caicos

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The Best Time of Year to Visit Turks and Caicos

Posted on December 1. 2014

The good news is that the islands of Turks and Caicos and their picture perfect beaches are available to be enjoyed three hundred and sixty-five days a year. The bad news is that you have to pick out one particular time for your vacation. So, when is the best time of year to go to Turks and Caicos? Well, that depends on a few factors, and today’s post is about figuring out when the best time of year to visit Turks and Caicos is for you.

The Best Time of Year to Visit Turks and Caicos

Temperatures

The temperature range in Turks and Caicos would be best described as varying degrees of pleasant. Absolutely perfect temperatures are generally the rule in winter as a typical winter day (November through March) will see a high temperature of around 82° Fahrenheit and a low temperature of around 74° F.

In the summer, things definitely warm up a bit as a typical summer day (May through September) will see a high temperature closer to 88° F with a low of only around 80° F. These are only averages, so you should be aware that it is not unusual for Turks and Caicos to experience heat waves that push the daily high up to around 90° F.

Precipitation

Overall, raindrops are few and far between in Turks and Caicos, with the islands receiving on average only around 25 inches a year. As a general rule, the further west you go, the more rain you will receive.

Seasonally speaking, Turks and Caicos definitely has a rainy season, and that is September through November. In fact, during this stretch of year, more rain falls than any other time. If you are staying on a western island of Turks and Caicos during this time of year, be prepared for the possibility of daily afternoon showers, albeit showers preceded by and followed by sun.

This also overlaps with hurricane season, which runs from June to November. While hurricanes can strike, it shouldn’t discourage you from booking during these months as predictions are now remarkably accurate and you will typically know if a storm is heading your way several days in advance.

Different Seasons For Different Reasons

If you feel like experiencing a bit of the Junkanoo fun that the Caribbean is famous for, Turks and Caicos’ Junkanoo won’t let you down. Street dancing and bands competing with each other fill the streets on New Years Day from midnight to sunset. There is also another large Junkanoo jump up in August to celebrate Emancipation Day.

If you fancy a bit of fun on the beach, The Turks and Caicos Fools Regatta held in June is a beach party that also features locally constructed boat racing and party games on the shore.

Another highlight of the social calendar is the Turks and Caicos Conch Festival, celebrating its 14th year in 2014, which is a fun food festival dedicated to the islands’ signature seafood delicacy: the conch. Conch recipes are swapped, conch fritters are fried, and even conch shells are blown at this one day party.

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