Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Bermuda Weather and Climate
If there is one word for describing 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.
May through October is the high tourist season in Bermuda. Water temperature remains comfortable for enjoyable swims and snorkeling. Winter months are from December through March. Water visibility becomes high making it a great time for scuba diving.
Here is a chart showing the average monthly temperatures, rain fall and humidity in Bermuda. Click on a month to see weather details for the month with pictures.
All figures represent average for the month
: Air Temp: 63°F, Sea Temp: 65.3°F, Rain: 4.9"/16days, Humidity: 73%
: Air Temp: 62.8°F, Sea Temp: 63.7°F, Rain: 4.4"/16days, Humidity: 73%
: Air Temp: 64.3°F, Sea Temp: 65.9°F, Rain: 4.3"/13days, Humidity: 71%
: Air Temp: 66.5°F, Sea Temp: 67.8°F, Rain: 3.5"/9days, Humidity: 74%
: Air Temp: 72.3°F, Sea Temp: 74.3°F, Rain: 3.1"/6days, Humidity: 79%
: Air Temp: 77.3°F, Sea Temp: 79.2°F, Rain: 5.1"/8days, Humidity: 80%
: Air Temp: 80.6°F, Sea Temp: 82.7°F, Rain: 4.6"/14days, Humidity: 81%
: Air Temp: 79.9°F, Sea Temp: 82.6°F, Rain: 5.1"/19days, Humidity: 80%
: Air Temp: 79.0°F, Sea Temp: 82.3°F, Rain: 5.0"/9days, Humidity: 72%
: Air Temp: 80.5°F, Sea Temp: 78.0°F, Rain: 6.6"/13days, Humidity: 73%
: Air Temp: 71.6°F, Sea Temp: 73.8°F, Rain: 4.1"/14days, Humidity: 72%
: Air Temp: 66.7°F, Sea Temp: 67.5°F, Rain: 4.5"/13days, Humidity: 70%
Bermuda Weather Forecast & Alerts
Air Temperatures in Bermuda
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 degree Fahrenheit (17 degree Celsius) to about 70 degree Fahrenheit (21 degree Celsius). You will need to wear a jacket during early mornings and evenings. Otherwise the day time is quite pleasantly cool during winter.
April to November (spring, summer and fall) are great tourist seasons in Bermuda when the temperatures vary between 75 degree Fahrenheit (22 degree Celsius) to about 85 degree Fahrenheit (29 degree Celsius). 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. While the winter season may not be ideal for swimming at the beaches, but the time is otherwise great for several other activities.
Winter season is ideal for playing Golf in Bermuda, 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 the winter season. 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 feel as if you are flying as you dive or snorkel in winter time. You will need to wear wet suits if you are planning to be in the waters for long.
Bermuda Water Temperatures
Over 90% of the tourists come to Bermuda to enjoy the blue turquoise water. Bermuda is unmatched in swimming, snorkeling, diving or any other water sports. And the water temperature plays a key role in vacation planning as the temperature varies significantly over the year and so does the water visibility. Check out Bermuda Water Temperature
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 rain fall 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 plan 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 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, hardly make any damages.
This is because of two reasons:
1. The National Hurricane Center of Bermuda with its advanced technology is able to forecast and accurately pinpoint such hurricane spots and notify all well in advance. This allows all hotels, homes and other establishments to take ample measures in time.
2. By Law, all Bermuda buildings need to use limestone rocks or concrete blocks for their construction so that they are hurricane resistant.
June to November is the hurricane season in Bermuda. Check out Bermuda Hurricane
to know all about hurricanes in Bermuda, past history of hurricanes in the island and the impact they caused.
Best Time To Visit Bermuda
So with all the weather information that you gathered so far from the above section, 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 island in monsoon.
Having said that, most generally prefer the dry summer season 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.
There is a good news for those who suffer from Hay Fever. Bermuda can be a great place for them. 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.
Viewers' Reviews & Comments
Tony Richichi (November 2015)
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) November 2015
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 (January 2015)
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) January 2015
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 (May 2013)
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.
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.
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,