Bathed in the balmy turquoise waters of the Sargasso Sea, the string of islands i.e. Bermuda is ringed by treacherous reefs that make it one of the world’s top diving destinations. With its pastel-colored houses and stately mansions drowning in lush greenery and fragrant frangipani and bougainvillea, their step-like white roofs poised to catch rainwater, Bermuda feels like a genteel chunk of rural England lifted into warmer climes. But it’s much more diverse than that, with British, North American, African, Portuguese and West Indian influences adding to the unique cultural melange.
Despite its latitude, longitude and it’s location so far north of the Caribbean, nearly a thousand miles north of it in fact, Bermuda is entirely frost-free, snow-free and ice-free. All because of the warm waters of the Gulf Stream that passes near Bermuda. If there is one word for describing Bermuda’s weather or the climate, then it would definitely be Sub-tropical.
While the summer months that is May to October, are quite comfortable, due to high humidity it can get unpleasantly warm at times on a sunny day. So long walks or hikes could be exhausting during such time. May and October is considered as the high tourist season in Bermuda. Water temperature remains comfortable for enjoyable swims and swimming. Winter months are from December through March. Water visibility becomes high making it a great time for scuba diving.
Beware of HURRICANES!
Hurricanes are severe subtropical or tropical storm with heavy rains and intense winds which blow in a large circular motion around a centre “eye.” Hurricane season in Bermuda officially runs for six months, from June 1 to November 30. Most hurricanes occur in August, September and October. Bermuda is usually quite well protected by its reefs but high waves on top of a storm surge can cause problems in low lying areas close to the sea.
Unfortunately, there is no monsoon or rainy season in Bermuda as it is not part of the Caribbean region. However, there are occasional showers which generally do not last for long. In some months you may see more rain fall than the other, but there is generally no fixed pattern. On an average, October is the wettest month of the year with an approximate rainfall of about 6 inches, while April is the driest month with about 3 inches rainfall.
So with all the Bermuda climate and weather information that you have gathered, which period do you think is the best time to visit Bermuda?
Well I’m sure that all will not have the same answer. After all some may prefer winter over summer, and some may even like to enjoy the island in monsoon. But mostly tourists prefer the dry summer season when most attractions and activities in the island are open and have the best time to explore Bermuda. So, when are you planning to hit Bermuda!