Water Temperature

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Throughout the year the average water temperature in Bermuda is usually a couple of degrees higher than the average air temperature.

In the summer months, May to October, the average surface water temperature is 80 F. Bermuda Day, towards the end of May, is the day that most Bermudians take their first dip in the sea.

The sea is at its warmest in August, with an average temperature of 85 F.

In November and December the water temperature averages 70 F. The period from January to April is the coldest, with an average temperature of 66 F.

Most divers prefer to visit Bermuda in the summer months. One advantage of diving in the winter is that visibility is better, ranging from 125 to 175 feet. In the summer visibility drops to 75 to 125 feet.

Average Sea Surface Temperature (°F)

The table below shows average sea surface temperatures from January 2006 to present.

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAvg
200666656468747983848278736974
200766626567727681838279726973
200866686769727883848477716874
200965636568747982868478736774
201062616468727883858277716472
201162646668717882848279736973
201266666869737782858380736974
201365646469738085868279726974
Average65646568737883858378726873
20146870687175

View of the warm blue ocean water from Fort St Catherine in Bermuda

Comments and Additional Information

  1. Cath R says

    When do you think the water will get cold this year?

    • Editor says

      The ocean starts to cool down late October to mid-November. Look at the table above. You can see water temperature is reasonably consistent over the years. It is more predictable than other weather variables.

  2. Carl says

    Going to Bermuda next week? How is the weather looking?

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