The Best Bermuda Weather Advice

 
 
 
Usual Bermuda Climate 
If there is one word to describe Bermuda's weather or the climate, it would be 'sub-tropical'. While the summer months (May - October) are quite comfortable, due to high humidity it can get unpleasantly warm at times on a sunny day. So long walks or hikes could be exhausting during such time. 
 
 
 
Summer is the high tourist season in Bermuda. Water temperature remains comfortable for enjoyable swims and snorkeling. Winter months are from December through March. Although sea temperature too drops, water visibility becomes high in winter. So scuba diving or even snorkeling can be a rewarding experience in winter, but one would require a wetsuit to combat the cold water. 
 
March to April is the spring time in Bermuda (this is when the humpback whale migration takes place in the Atlantic surrounding the island) and October to November is the fall season when the temperatures still remain warm enough for various water based activities. 
 
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Bermuda Weather by Month 
From December the temperature in Bermuda starts dipping from high 60s and goes down to low 60s (°F) in February and March. This is the winter time in the island. Sea temperature too remains at high 60s in December and dips to low 60s in February/March ... this time is not suitable for swimming unless one wears a wetsuit. However humidity remains low (around 72%) during this time, but number of rainy days is highest in winter (it rains for about 14 to 16 days in a month, usually in short spurts), and when it rains it can really feel cold at nights or early mornings... you need a good jacket. 
 
However from April the temperature starts rising again and goes up to mid 70s by May (when the summer actually starts) and peaks in the month of July/August going up to low 80s and remains there until October. Humidity during peak summer also goes up to an uncomfortable zone of 80s. It hardly rains in summer (about 8-10 days on an average but in short spurts).  
 
 
 
Here is a chart showing the average monthly temperatures, rain fall and humidity in Bermuda. Click on a month below to see weather details for the month with pictures. 
 
All figures represent average for the month 
Month
Air Temp 
(°F)
Sea Temp 
(°F)
Rain 
(inch)
Days it Rains
Humidity 
(%)
63
65.3
4.9
16
73
62.8
63.7
4.4
16
73
64.3
65.9
4.3
13
71
66.5
67.8
3.5
9
74
72.3
74.3
3.1
6
79
77.3
79.2
5.1
8
80
80.6
82.7
4.6
14
81
79.9
82.6
5.1
19
80
79.0
82.3
5.0
9
72
80.5
78.0
6.6
13
73
71.6
73.8
4.1
14
72
66.7
67.5
4.5
13
70
 
Air Temperatures 
December through March is the winter time in Bermuda and temperature remains quite cool. It is something like the Northeastern spring season. The temperature during the winter varies between 62°F (17°C) to about 70°F (21°C). You will need to wear a jacket during early mornings and evenings. Otherwise the day time is quite pleasantly cool during winter. 
 
 
 
Between April to November (spring, summer and fall) the temperatures vary between 75°F (22°C) to about 85°F (29°C). However the humidity during this time, particularly between May to October may be considerable and can go well over 80 percent. Since the warm waters of gulf stream passes near Bermuda, you will never find snow, frost or ice in the island although it is over 1,000 miles north of Caribbean islands. 
 
Winter season in Bermuda is ideal for playing Golf, humidity remains low and it's easy to get tee time due to low tourist demands. The hotel rates in Bermuda also go down considerably during winter. Winter is also great for water activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. Water visibility is excellent during this time and ranges from 150 feet to 200 feet. You will however need to wear wetsuits if you are planning brave the waters in winter. 
 
See Air Temperature Chart for month by month air temperatures in Bermuda as well as average air temperatures during the course of the day (i.e. morning, afternoon, evening etc). 
 
Water Temperatures 
Over 90% of the tourists come to Bermuda to enjoy the blue turquoise water and many water based activities. And the water temperature plays a key role in vacation planning as the temperature varies over the year and so does water visibility. 
 
 
 
During winter (i.e. December to March) the sea temperature dips to 60s, it starts rising in April/May when the summer begins and goes up to 80s during July - September. The temperature starts to go down again from November onwards as the winter sets in. Check out Water Temperature & Visibility to know average water temperature by month as well as water visibility. 
 
Rainfall, Sky Conditions, Wind 
There is no monsoon or rainy season in Bermuda as it is not part of the Caribbean region. However, there are occasional showers which generally do not last for long. In some months you may see more rainfall than the other, but there is generally no fixed pattern. On an average, October is the wettest month of the year with an approximate rainfall of about 6 inches, while April is the driest month with about 3 inches rainfall. 
 
There is no fresh water lake in Bermuda. So for water supply, the residents to a large extent depend on stored rain water. They use the limestone roofs to filter the rain water and usually store them into underground reservoir. Then pump them to overhead tanks to get water supply in the house. 
 
 
 
Bermuda's annual rain fall is enough for the homes to get year-round water supply and also for sustaining the lush green foliage of the island. Check out Bermuda Rainfall Chart to know the maximum and minimum rain falls in a month and possibility of thunder storms. 
 
Also check out Bermuda Sky to know the possible sky conditions like sunshine and cloudiness in a month. 
 
Check out Bermuda Wind Chart to know the average wind speed and wind directions in Bermuda in a specific month. 
 
Tide Time & Marine Forecast 
Several small beaches in Bermuda are available only in low tide and disappear in high tide. So low and high tide timings are important if you are visiting such beaches. Marine conditions are important if you plan for sailing, scuba diving or even offshore snorkeling. 
 
Visit this page to know about marine forecast for the next few days as well as high and low tide timings for two days (For western waters, add 10 minutes to the tide timings shown for St. George). 
 
Hurricanes in Bermuda 
Hurricanes are the strong storms that go in circles. Hurricane season in Bermuda is from June to November. But don't worry. Usually, hurricanes in Bermuda are not as frequent or dangerous as in the Caribbean islands. They hit the US coast more than they hit Bermuda. 
 
 
 
The reefs surrounding the Bermuda waters act as safeguards for such hurricanes. It has been observed that on an average a severe hurricane only hits the island once in every seven years. The other types of mild hurricanes which strike once every two years on an average, make minor damages. 
 
However hurricanes that directly hit the island do cause inconveniences other than damages. For example flights and cruises scheduled for Bermuda often get cancelled. All public transports cease to operate and so do shops & establishments and even the causeway that connects St. George. 
 
Check out Hurricanes in Bermuda to know about what to expect, safety measures taken by the island, hurricanes that hit or about to hit the island and the impact they caused or likely to cause. 
 
Best Time To Visit Bermuda 
So with all the weather information that you gathered so far from the above sections, which period do you think is the best time to visit Bermuda? Well I'm sure that all will not have the same answer. After all some may prefer winter over summer, and some may even like to enjoy the rains. 
 
Having said that, most visitors generally prefer the dry summer season... this is the time when most attractions & activities in the island are open. Check out Best Time To Visit Bermuda to know more about high and low seasons in the island and what you may expect during such time. 
 
Environment 
Bermuda is a suitable place for those who suffer from Hay Fever because the Rag weeds do not exist in Bermuda's air and pollens are quickly blown off to the sea. However, since the humidity in Bermuda is generally quite high, there is always mold, mildews and mites breeding which can have some adverse affect for those who are allergic to these. 
 
 
 
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Viewers' Reviews & Comments 
 
Vanessa (April 2018)  
Hi! We are going for our honeymoon on april 12th and I was wondering if the water is warm by that time of the year or cold...not planning to snorkel just regular swimming close to the beach! 
Thanks! 
 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2018 
Hi, the average sea temperature in April remains at around 68 Degree F (or 20 degree C). So swimming close to the beaches is possible if you are used to such temperatures, otherwise a wet-suit is required. Most Bermudians get to the waters on Bermuda Day (which is usually on May 24) to welcome the beginning of summer in the island. 
 
Tony Richichi 
Wondering if we should bring snorkel gear or even bathing suits next year, staying March 28th to April 1st 2016 and we enjoy hiking but also the water. Plenty to do but we want to pack light so should we leave certain garments alone? 
 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) 
Hi, water temperature that time is usually around 66 degrees. So unless you get wetsuits, it's difficult to swim or snorkel. But water visibility remains excellent (150 to 200 ft). 
 
Karen Byrd 
Hi, I want to plan a cruise to Bermuda on October 18th however I was just told "by a friend" that it rains a lot in October and it just isn't a good time to go. We aren't beach people but like things like sight seeing and shopping. So I'm asking you your thought about traveling to Bermuda in October. 
 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) 
Hi, October is usually a good time to visit Bermuda. Temperature is quite pleasant (in the 80s) and all public attractions and activities remain open. On an average it rains on about 13 days in the month but usually in short spurts and you can expect 7 hours of clear sky and sunshine in a day. So unless you are very unlucky, you can have a good time in the island. 
 
Andy Natal 
Bermuda has a beautiful climate. During the winter, it is comfortable to go out sightseeing. Temperatures are about 70 or so during the day and around 60 at night. You may want to pack a sweater or light jacket during this time of year. During the summer, it is just like everywhere else; Hot! Temperatures are 85 to 90 degrees during the day and around 75 degrees at night. It can also be very muggy during this time so dress light. 
 
Marilou 
Hi, I am planning to visit Bermuda in August. I was checking your website and it says that June - November is the hurricane season, but it also says that April - September is the peak of the season as it is when the weather is probably at its best. So when actually is the summer month? I want to make the most of my trip so I want to pick the right time to visit Bermuda, since I love natures, beaches & walking, I am hoping for the summer month. Thanks. 
 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) 
Hi, June to November is the official hurricane season in Bermuda. However severe hurricanes do not hit the island often, in fact quite rarely. So you should not plan your trip with that in mind. Unless you are extremely unlucky, you won't be caught in a hurricane in Bermuda. April to November is high season in Bermuda. But June to August is really the peak and you get the full summer. But too much of walking during summer may not be a good idea. Bermuda is quite humid during this time, and unless you are a seasoned walker, you should avoid long walks with full sun exposure. Regards. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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