Grand Turk weather is splendid all year; perfect for that long awaited vacation!
Hi there! Searching for Grand Turk weather info? I take it you are planning an upcoming vacation to the Turks and Caicos Islands, right? Well whatever your reason, you are at the right place to learn all about the island's weather.
I recently traveled to Grand Turk and discovered quite a bit about the island’s day to day weather patterns and conditions. Here is a detailed overview of what I discovered and experienced.
The Caribbean island of Grand Turk is a part of the Turks and Caicos island chain which is located close to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.
Grand Turk is 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide with a population of just under 4000 inhabitants. Grand Turk is also the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands which is also a British overseas territory. This means that citizens of the Turks and Caicos are also British citizens.
OK, now moving on to the weather…
Grand Turk weather is predominantly constant year round, except for the sporadic bad weather conditions that occur on the island from time to time.
A hurricane is one example of a sporadic weather condition that is experienced in the Caribbean. In the case of the Grand Turk, the most recent hurricane to affect the island was hurricane Ike back in September 2008.
Although hurricane Ike did not make a direct hit on the island, its effect was enough to cause severe damage to several homes and fishing boats; displaying over 80% of the residents and also interfering with their lively hood.
Will there be another hurricane to affect Grand Turk weather? Unfortunately that answer is yes because the Caribbean experiences a hurricane season that lasts from June to November each year.
However, you need not worry too much about that as hurricanes occur very infrequently and if they should, you will be notified in advance by the news media and other channels.
If you happen to be on a cruise and there is a hurricane brewing in the Caribbean waters, you can rest assured that your ship Captain will change your cruise itinerary to safeguard everyone onboard.
Here now is a round up of other day to day Grand Turk weather conditions:
Rainfall: Grand Turk does not experience a whole lot of rainfall. In fact, several residents declared to me that there is often less than 20 days of rainfall annually.
Sunshine: This is the Caribbean so you can expect warm sunny conditions all year round!
Temperature: The average annual temperature experienced in Grand Turk is 32 °C or 90 °F; however there is a slight variation between the months of November to April when temperatures fall by about 2° degrees.
Wind and Humidity: Grand Turk weather delivers a gentle breeze that is constant year round. There is some amount of humidity in the air but it is not enough to keep you from feeling the heat of the sun, so if you must walk about the island, consider taking a broad hat or an umbrella.
So there you have it, Grand Turk island weather conditions experienced on a daily basis.
Do enjoy your vacation on this lovely island and if you would be so kind, do return here after or during your vacation to share your experience with everyone!
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