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Bermuda’s Weather

Blue skies with bright sunshine is the default setting for Bermuda’s weather. While the temperatures are generally mild, the island’s weather can be a bit quirky – umbrellas can be going up for brief showers in the West End while people in the East End are basking in sunshine. Out here, you’ll find gentle tradewinds and generous trade-offs: the wind makes for world-class sailing, and rainfall throughout the year keeps the parks and golf courses lush.

ºFºC

Current Conditions

Recorded at 10:55 pm AT (Bermuda Time) at L.F. Wade International Airport

 

Mostly Cloudy
 

73°F23°C

Humidity: 87%
Wind

S

17 kts
UV Index

0

out of 20

Today's Forecast

Issued at 11:30 pm AT (Bermuda Time) on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Low

70°F21°C

Winds become strong southerly tonight in advance of an approaching cold front. A few showers are forecast to develop overnight, with the risk of a thunderstorm Sunday morning to early afternoon. The cold front should then clear out of the area early afternoon as high pressure moves in and provides dry weather through Tuesday. Winds ease to light on Monday, then increase back to moderate to strong Tuesday night ahead of another cold front.

Late night

Overcast, showers
Sunday morning

Mostly Cloudy, risk of thunderstorms
Sunday afternoon

Mix of Sun and Cloud
Sunday evening

Partly Cloudy

This Week's Forecast

Islanders often go online to check the radar to see if it’s a day for beaching or boating, but expert local opinions can be just as enlightening. Hotel doormen give impressively accurate forecasts. Same goes for tennis coaches, taxi drivers and especially fishermen, who can predict a specific time of day for the next shower. Truth is, the weather rarely gets in your way. The warmest months are the most popular, but whatever time of year you visit you can play golf, sail, fish, hike, cycle and end the day with a sunset cruise.

Sun 12/15

Mostly Cloudy, risk of thunderstorms

High: 72°F22ºC, Low: 64ºF18ºC
Wind: SSW 20-30 gusts 45 kts

Mon 12/16

Mostly Sunny

High: 69°F21ºC, Low: 64ºF18ºC
Wind: NW 10-15 kts

Tue 12/17

Partly Cloudy

High: 72°F22ºC, Low: 66ºF19ºC
Wind: SSW 15-20 kts

Wed 12/18

Sunny Breaks

High: 73°F23ºC, Low: 68ºF20ºC
Wind: SW 20-30 gusts 40 kts


Average Temperatures & Rainfall

Temperatures & Rainfall

Water Temperatures

Climate

It’s sub-tropical, thanks to two natural allies: the Gulf Stream and the Bermuda-Azores High. The Gulf Stream pushes warm, equatorial water to the west and north of the island, up from the Gulf of Mexico. This ensures comfortable temperatures year round, from mid 60s in the winter to mid 80s in the summer. The Bermuda-Azores High is a high-pressure zone that lies east of the island in the summer, shielding Bermuda from storm systems to the north and wafting light, southerly winds its way. See a seasonal guide for what to pack and what to wear in Bermuda.

Temperatures

Bermuda doesn’t experience the heat of the Caribbean (it’s about 1,000 miles north) or the chills of London or the northeast U.S. You’re looking at a 65 degree average in January, 67 in April, 80 in July and 75 in October. June through August brings southerly breezes, which makes evenings delightful. This is an outdoor destination year-round. The difference between water and air temperatures averages 2 degrees.

Rainfall

Simply put, rain isn’t likely to spoil your Bermuda vacation. Unlike other island destinations, Bermuda has no rainy season. And you won’t hear Bermudians complain about rainfall because they collect it for drinking water via their white slate roofs, pipes and underground tanks. Heavier downpours (typically at night in the summer) don’t usually last longer than a couple of hours; rarely does the sun disappear for long. If you do encounter a day of rain, check out the island’s great indoors.

Homespun Barometers

Bermuda relies on satellites and radar, of course, but some traditional forecasting methods are still in use. Old-timers turn to shark oil when the weather is unsettled. Cloudy shark oil signals a storm – read more about the shark oil tradition. There’s also the old Weather Stone at Fort Scaur in the West End. The instructions are tongue-in-cheek: a dry stone = it’s not raining; a shadow underneath = the sun’s shining. “If ever it is white on top, it is snowing,” the noticeboard helpfully adds.

Hurricanes

Big hits are rare, averaging just over one per decade. The hurricane season officially runs June 1 through November 30. Four key things to know:

  • Most hotels have “hurricane guarantees” that provide refunds or future complimentary stays.
  • The island usually gets plenty of advance notice of an approaching storm.
  • The emergency services are very well-versed in storm preparation.
  • Bermuda’s stone buildings are incredibly strong and many have withstood hurricanes for centuries.

Useful Sites

For more information, visit the Bermuda Weather Service website or AccuWeather.com.

Bermuda by Season

With adventures for every season and fun experiences all year long, Bermuda is always a great place to get away.

Check Out the Adventure Almanac