Turks and Caicos Islands Climate
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
The climate is tropical with distinct wet and dry seasons. Annual precipitation varies from 100 to 150 centimeters. Rain falls in heavy brief showers, almost entirely in the period from May to October. Temperatures average 27�C in summer and 21�C in winter. Maximums and minimums seldom exceed 32�C or 16�C. In summer, trade winds blow from the southeast, whereas in winter the northeast trades predominate. Hurricanes occasionally affect the islands in late summer or fall.
Data as of December 1989
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