Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Bermuda enjoys a sub-tropical climate. The average annual high temperature is a respectable 75 F, whilst the average annual low is 68 F. May to October are the warmest months with an average high of 81 F and an average low of 73 F. The coldest part of the year runs from January to March; seeing average highs and lows of 68 F and 59 F respectively. Although fine for golf and other land-based activities, swimmers may find Bermuda’s water temperature a little cool at this time.
Humidity is high all year round leading to mildew problems on clothing for residents (short-term visitors are unlikely to be affected). Rainfall is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year with no distinct rainy season. It tends to rain in short heavy downpours rather than continual English-type drizzle, meaning that it’s extremely unlikely that your entire holiday or even a whole day is spoilt by rain. Indeed, it’s a frequent phenomenon to find one part of Bermuda drenched in rain while other areas bask in the sun.
On average the island basks in around 7 hours of sun each day. The sunniest period is between April and August. During this period visitors can expect around 8 or 9 hours of sun each day. December to February is the dullest time of the year, with approximately 5 hours of sunshine on an average day.
The official hurricane season lasts from June to November. Although not as prevalent as in the Caribbean, severe storms occasionally hit Bermuda. In September 2003 Hurricane Fabian lashed the island with 125 mph winds. Fortunately Bermuda only experiences major storms like this every 7 years or so.
Weather Statistics – Temperature, Rainfall, and Sunshine Hours
Weather in Bermuda can be forecasted (to a certain extent) using historical weather data. Find average temperatures, rainfall, and sunshine hours by month here: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.