Best time to visit Bermuda

Anytime: Bermuda is a year-round destination.

However, for warm weather activities visit between May and October.

Note: Although often grouped with Caribbean destinations, Bermuda is located well north of the West Indies in the Atlantic Ocean, around 1000km (620mi) off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Bermuda weather

Bermuda experiences a marine sub-tropical climate, with mild winters and hot summers.

Summer, from June though September, is hot and muggy, with highs around 30°C (86°F) in August, but the heat is usually tempered by sea breezes.

Winter, from November to March, is mild with temperatures ranging from a high of 22°C (71°F) to a lows of 15°C (58°F). It can be wet and windy as well.

You can expect rain at any time in Bermuda, but it usually falls as heavy showers or thunderstorms in the evening and does not affect the amount of daily sunshine.

Here are the average temperatures in the capital, Hamilton.

What is the best month to visit Bermuda?
April and May are the best months to visit Bermuda, since these are the driest months of the year, with mild to warm, sunny weather and mainly clear blue skies. Although it is still a bit cool for swimming.

Which is the hottest month in Bermuda?
The hottest month in Bermuda is usually August, with an average high temperature of 30°C (86°F) with moderate heat and humidity and a night-time low of 25°C (77°F).

It's usually warm to hot from late-June to late-September, with high humidity and average daily high temperatures above 28°C (82°F) but with cooling sea breezes.

Which is the coldest month in Bermuda?
The coldest month of the year in Bermuda is February, with an average high of 20°C (68°F) and a night-time low of 16°C (60°F).

The winter cool season lasts from early-December to mid-April, with an average daily high temperature below 22°C (71°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Bermuda?
The sunniest time of year in Bermuda is usually August with an average of nine hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 65% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in Bermuda?
Bermuda experiences notable seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 72% – 81% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Bermuda?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature. 

The average annual dew point in Bermuda is 18°C (64°F), and varies over the course of the year from comfortable at 13°C (64°F) to muggy and uncomfortable at 23°C (73°F). 

The more humid time of year in Bermuda lasts from May through October, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 30% of the time.

The months with the highest humidity in Bermuda are July and August, when almost every day in each month feels muggy or oppressive.

January through March is more comfortable. February has the least number of muggy days, with two days on average that are humid.

When is the sea warmest in Bermuda?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Bermuda in August when the water temperature averages 28°C (82°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The time of year with warm sea water lasts from early-July to early-October, with an average temperature above 26°C (78°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

January to mid-May is cold for swimming, with an average temperature below 21°C (69°F).

Which month has the most rain in Bermuda?
October is usually the wettest month in Bermuda with 160mm of (6in) rainfall on average. There are normally 13 days in October with some rain.

The wetter season in Bermuda lasts from late-July to mid-March, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day.

You can expect rainfall throughout the year in Bermuda, with summer showers and heavy downpours usually falling at night. The months with the fewest wet days in Bermuda are April and May.

Which is the windiest month in Bermuda?
The windiest month of the year in Bermuda is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 30 kilometres per hour (16 knots; 18mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from around the third week of October through to mid-April, with average wind speeds of more than 23 kilometres per hour (12 knots; 14mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from mid-April through to late-October. The calmest month of the year in Bermuda is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 17 kilometres per hour (9 knots; 11mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bermuda varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south from early-April to early-September; from the east from early-September to early-November; with a change from the west from early-December to early-April.

Although the hurricane season officially lasts from June to November, Bermuda is less frequently hit than the Caribbean.

Bermuda Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
21 21 21 22 24 27 30 30 29 27 24 22
Average low temperature (°C)
15 15 15 17 19 22 25 25 24 22 19 17
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
5 5 6 8 8 9 9 8 7 6 6 5
Average daily daylight (hrs)
10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Comfort level – heat
No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon
Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
3 2 3 5 14 25 30 30 27 19 8 5
Average dew point temperature (°C)
13 13 13 15 18 21 23 23 22 19 16 14
Average relative humidity (%)
73 73 73 75 78 81 79 77 77 74 72 72
UV Index (max)
4 5 7 9 10 10 10 10 8 6 4 3
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
13 12 11 8 7 11 10 12 12 13 11 13
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
130 115 110 90 85 130 115 130 130 160 105 115
Average wind speed (km/h)
29 30 28 24 21 19 18 17 19 23 25 27
Average sea temperature (°C)
20 20 19 20 22 24 27 28 27 26 23 22
Hamilton, Bermuda

Holiday seasons

Bermuda offers the opposite seasons from the Caribbean, which it is often associated with, but not part of, being located in the North Atlantic Ocean.

High Season: March to October; Low season: December through February, with hotel discounts up to 60 per cent.

Source: Meteorological data for Bermuda is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Bermuda Weather Service at the closest weather station: L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), formerly named Bermuda International Airport, located 12km (7mi) northeast of the capital, Hamilton. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

Latest update: Best time to visit Bermuda: 15 May, 2024

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