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Bermuda Weather in January: Rain, Temperatures

Bermuda weather in January
Average high temperature and rainfall for Bermuda in January. © 2017 Scott Bateman
Bermuda weather in January is one of the coolest and wettest months of the year with an average high of 69 degrees Fahrenheit and five inches of rain.

The island lies about 450 miles east of the North Carolina coast. This British overseas territory is a popular destination for cruise ships, golfers and beach lovers.

But the popularity dies off in January. Tourism plunges to the lowest point of the year during the month, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The island attracts only one fourth as many overnight visitors in January as it does during the peak summer months.

Vacation planners will find warmer temperatures and lower risk of rain from April through July. June and July are the most popular months to visit, the CTO says.

Bermuda Temperatures in January


January Weather Stats

Avg. High
69 degrees F
Avg. Low
61 degrees F
Rain Inches
5.1
Rain Days
10
The average high temperature of 69 Fahrenheit and 21 Celsius is the same in February and March as January, the Bermuda Weather Service reports.

The average highs gradually increase until they reach 86 Fahrenheit or 30 Celsius in August.

Likewise, the average low of 61 Fahrenheit or 16 Celsius in January continues in February and March.

A comfortable temperature for swimming in the ocean is 70 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.

Seawater temperature in Bermuda during January is too cool for swimming. The average temperature during the month is 66 Fahrenheit. It doesn’t increase to more than 70 Fahrenheit until May.

Bermuda Rainfall in January


Bermuda does not experience snow during the winter despite the fact that it lies to the east of North Carolina. Warm waters from the gulf stream keep the island warmer than its U.S. neighbors.

It does average about five inches of rain during the month, which is one of the highest levels of the year, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. Only October and August receive more.

January is tied with December for the most days with rain during the month.


Whether to Go in January


January is one of the worst months of the year to visit Bermuda because of low temperatures, high risk of rain and the number of days that it rains during the month.

The island is an easy getaway during the month for people who live farther north and want relief from cold and snow.

Its location also makes it faster and cheaper to reach by air than the Caribbean islands to the far south.

Golfers will find January a good time to go if they can get some rain-free weather. Otherwise, vacation planners should visit the island during another month or travel farther south for better weather.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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January 06, 2017

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