The climate of Cockburn Town
Situated on the Turks and Caicos Islands
, Cockburn Town
manifests a tropical savanna climate under the Köppen climate classification with balanced temperature levels throughout the year and notable rainy seasons. The equatorial geographical positioning contributes to this pattern.
Year-round, Cockburn Town exhibits high temperatures, with the lowest monthly average low being 23.8°C in March
and the highest monthly average high reaching 28.8°C in August
. Meanwhile, average daytime temperatures hover around 25°C, creating a warm, tropical climate conducive for various outdoor activities.
Noticeable variances also emerge in several weather parameters, noticeably relative humidity, wind speed, and rainfall. From January
, relative humidity steadfastly remains in the mid-to-high seventies percentile. Wind speeds exhibit a bit more fluctuation, with average speeds varying from 21.6km/h in October
to 28.3km/h in July
. Rainfall, on the other hand, presents a clear pattern, with the wettest months being from May
Rainfall peaks at 112mm in October, while the driest month, February
, receives only 27mm of precipitation. These changes in weather parameters coincide with shifts in sea temperature, which oscillates between 26°C in the early months and 29°C during the height of summer.
The best time to visit Cockburn Town
The optimal time to visit depends on individual weather preferences, but generally, the period from December
is considered the best. During these months, Cockburn Town
enjoys lower rainfall levels, with precipitation dropping below 40mm, and slightly lower humidity levels, compared to the rest of the year.
Sea temperatures remain pleasantly warm, varying between 26°C and 27°C, perfect for water-based activities. Average daytime temperatures range from 26°C to 28°C, making it ideal for exploration and relaxation under the sun, with wind speeds staying within the comfortable zone of 21km/h to 26km/h. The average number of sunshine hours increases to 8.3 hours in December, allowing ample daylight to bask in the tropical atmosphere.
The worst time to visit Cockburn Town
Travelers wanting to avoid high precipitation levels should steer clear of the period from May
. This interval corresponds to significantly higher rainfall, peaking at 112mm in October
. Although the average high temperatures remain consistent throughout the year, the higher rainfall and wind speed during this period might deter certain outdoor and water-based activities.
Spring weather in Cockburn Town
Springtime in Cockburn Town
, which falls between March
, presents a welcoming, warm, and largely dry climate. Despite a slight increase in rainfall compared to the preceding winter months, spring offers a weather-friendly environment for the visitors. With a range of temperatures from 23.8°C to 28°C, it offers perfect conditions for various outdoor pursuits.
Summer weather in Cockburn Town
) in Cockburn Town
is characteristic of tropics: warm, humid, and accompanied by increased rainfall. Daytime temperatures fluctuate between 27.3°C to 28.8°C, touted as the peak period for warmth, complemented by sea temperatures reaching 29°C perfect for water enthusiasts.
Autumn weather in Cockburn Town
) can be characterized by increasing levels of precipitation, with October
being the wettest month with a high of 112 millimeters of rainfall. Despite the rainfall, temperatures remain comfortably in the warmth with a span of 27.7°C to 28.7°C, while the sea temperatures stay inviting at 29°C till the end of November.
Winter weather in Cockburn Town
Winter months in Cockburn Town
, from December
, do not conform to the chill and snow. On the contrary, average temperatures from 25.1°C to 27.3°C coupled with mild rainfall make the period quite appealing. This period is known for its pleasant climate, marked by less rain and relatively low humidity, offering ideal conditions for tourism, providing a winter escape for those seeking to trade snowfall with sunshine and warm sandy beaches.
Weather in January
Turks and Caicos Islands
start the year with warm and humid weather conditions in January
. As Cockburn town lies in the tropical climatic region, the average temperature is around 25°C. Wind speed can reach upwards to 36.6km/h which can result in breezy conditions. Weather in January »
Weather in February
Weather in March
As one moves from February
, the weather in Cockburn Town
remains consistently warm with few fluctuations in weather variables. Notably, the wind speed decreases slightly from 27.5km/h to 25.2km/h, contributing to a sense of calmness in the atmosphere. Weather in March »
Weather in April
marks the transition from early to mid-year and sees a slight shift in temperature patterns in Cockburn Town
. With temperatures that are comfortably warm, paired with just the right amount of wind, the weather maintains a harmony of elements. Weather in April »
Weather in May
sees a noticeable increase in rainfall in Cockburn Town
with 69mm precipitation recorded. As one might expect in a tropical climate, the weather remains warm, becoming even more humid than the previous month due to the increased rainfall. Weather in May »
Weather in June
's weather continues to adhere to the tropical trend, with no drastic shifts from the conditions experienced in May
. Although the rainfall drops slightly in Cockburn Town
, it's hardly noticeable to the untrained eye. The length of daylight hours reaches its peak for the year, creating longer pleasant days filled with sunshine. Weather in June »
Weather in July
brings in slight temperature hikes, but it's the rise in wind speed from 25.5km/h in June
to 28.3km/h in July that distinguishes it from the previous month. The mildly gusty winds can be quite refreshing and act as a balance to the rising temperatures. Weather in July »
Weather in August
brings an increase in rainfall in Cockburn Town
, recording 71mm precipitation. However, the temperatures remain fairly consistent with those of the previous month. An increase in cloud coverage is also observed, casting occasional shadows throughout the sunny days. Weather in August »
Weather in September
sees the highest rainfall figures for the year in Cockburn Town
, with a significant rise to 88mm. Expectedly, this surge in rain leads to an increase in humidity. Amidst these showers, the city's vibrant atmosphere continues to thrive, the showers acting as a respite from the warm tropical temperatures. Weather in September »
Weather in October
brings the highest rainfall across the year in Cockburn Town
reaching 112mm. Paired with the slight drop in temperature, October's weather differs from the previous month in its cooler and wetter temperaments. The rise in rainfall leads to a notable increase in humidity, saturating the air with moisture. Weather in October »
Weather in November
Weather in December[Resources]