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Bermuda Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

Sub-tropical, with no wet season. The Gulf Stream, which flows between Bermuda and the North American continent, keeps the climate temperate. Change of seasons comes during mid November to mid December and from late March through to April, when spring or summer weather may occur and visitors should be prepared for both. Showers may be heavy at times but the skies usually clear quickly.

Summer temperatures prevail from May to mid October, with the warmest weather from July to September - this period is occasionally followed by high winds. Visitors should note that such high winds between 1 June and 30 November can (albeit rarely) turn into hurricanes and tropical storms. Since Bermuda is a small target, most storms brush by and only bring elevated surf.

Required clothing

Lightweight cottons and linens. Light waterproofs or umbrellas are advisable and warmer clothes for cooler months.

Geography

Bermuda consists of a chain of some 180 coral islands and islets lying 1,046km (650 miles) off the coast of Cape Hatteras. The seven largest of the islands are linked by bridges and one causeway to form the principal mainland. There are no rivers or streams and the islands are entirely dependent on rainfall for fresh water.