Bermuda Travel Weather




What's the Weather Like When Traveling to Bermuda?

Bermuda is not actually one island, but several that are part of a coral reef. Bermuda is rather small, occupying only 20 square miles with the highest elevation at about 250 feet. It has a population of approximately 65,000. It is located in the North Atlantic Ocean about 640 miles east southeast of eastern North Carolina.

The ocean waters modify its climate, so that it has mild winters and warm summers. Bermuda occasionally is affected by hurricanes, usually as they move north around the Bermuda - Azores subtropical high pressure center over the North Atlantic Ocean. A direct hit from a hurricane is rare, although this did happen in October of 2014 when hurricane Gonzalo came ashore as a category two hurricane. A little less than once in every three years will a hurricane come close enough to brush Bermuda.

For those cruising, seas are the highest during the winter months. Seas may average 6-9 feet. The summer has the lowest swell at 2-4 feet, unless a tropical cyclone is close enough to affect Bermuda. Water temperatures are warmest during July, August, and September with the low 80's common. January, February, and March have the coolest ocean water temperatures in the mid 60s.

Bermuda Rainfall
Rainfall is nearly evenly distributed throughout the year. Most months get between four to five inches of rainfall. Relative humidity is between 70-80% throughout the year. Thunderstorms are most common in August with nine thunderstorm days. Winter and Spring usually average 2-3 thunderstorm days.

Spring has the driest months of the year. There is an average of nine days of rain (.01" or more) each month. Monthly rainfall is in the range of 3 ¼ inches to 5 inches. Summer rainfall ranges between 4 ½ inches to 5 inches with around 13-15 days with rain. Fall is the wettest season, with an average of 4 ½ - 6 1/3 inches of rain. October is the wettest month of the year. There are 13-17 days with rain each month.

During winter there are 15-17 days with rain. On average, about 4 1/3 - 5 inches of rain is reported each month.

Bermuda Temperatures
Spring daily highs are usually in the 70's and morning lows in the 60's. Summer temperatures are in the 80's for highs and 70's for lows. Record highs are in the 90's. Fall finds temperatures dropping back into the 70's for highs and 60's for lows. Record lows approach 50 degrees by December. Winter temperatures are in the upper 60's for highs and near 60 for lows. Record lows are cool with readings in the mid 40's.

Bermuda Travel Weather Summary
In summary, Bermuda has a temperate climate with nearly uniform rainfall throughout the year. April and May are the two driest months and October is the wettest. Temperatures are pleasant thoughout the year with highs in the upper 60's during winter and mid 80's during summer. Hurricanes occasionally brush by the island.

Sunrise / Sunset Times (All times are for the first day of each month)

St. George, Bermuda
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunrise 7:20 7:12 6:45 7:06 6:31 6:12 6:15 6:33 6:53 7:12 6:36 7:02
Sunset 5:24 5:52 6:16 7:38 7:59 8:20 8:29 8:16 7:43 7:03 5:28 5:13

Bermuda travel weather quick summary
  • Bermuda travel weather - hottest months: July, August, September
  • Bermuda travel weather - coolest months: January, February, March
  • Bermuda travel weather - wettest months: October
  • Bermuda travel weather - driest months: April, May

Bermuda
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 69 68 69 71 75 81 86 84 79 75 71 76
Record High 78 79 79 81 86 90 92 93 92 89 84 80
Average Low 61 60 60 63 68 73 75 76 74 71 66 62
Record Low 46 44 45 48 55 64 68 68 66 58 54 50
Days of Rain 17 15 15 12 10 12 13 14 15 16 13 17
Average Rainfall 5.06" 4.54" 4.33" 3.46" 3.26" 5.13" 4.51" 5.15" 5.09" 6.35" 4.12" 4.50"
Sea Water Temp 66 65 65 68 72 77 82 83 81 77 73 68

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