For many people in the northern hemisphere, August is the best month of the year. It typically has some of the hottest temperatures, the most sunshine, and the lowest amounts of rainfall, providing the perfect conditions for people to get outdoors, soak up the sun, and have fun with their family and friends in all kinds of ways. It's also a highly popular month for people to go on vacation, with many people booking time off work and most kids enjoying their summer breaks from school.
If you're planning a vacation this August, why not consider a trip to Bermuda? This British Overseas Territory is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, over 600 miles away from the East Coast of the United States, and is home to some amazing scenery, including pink sand beaches and turquoise waters, as well as some interesting cultural and historical sites like the botanical gardens, the island zoo, or the Royal Naval Dockyard. In short, it's a super place to explore and enjoy, with attractions and landmarks that can appeal to every kind of visitor.
Another superb aspect that makes Bermuda one of the best island vacation destinations anywhere in the world is its climate, with Bermuda enjoying exceptionally warm weather for large parts of the year and some very hot temperatures in the summer. The warmth and sunshine of this island nation makes it a great spot to do some sunbathing, with the warm waters and nearby coral reefs also being ideally placed for water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more.
With that in mind, is August a good month to travel to Bermuda? Well, it's one of the hottest months of the year all over the world, including in Bermuda, where the conditions are just right to get into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and soak up the sun, giving yourself an amazing tan and making some magical memories with your family and friends. Read on to learn all about the weather conditions in Bermuda in August and decide whether or not this is the right month for you to travel.
Bermuda Temperatures in August
The temperatures in Bermuda in August are hotter than at any other time of year. Statistically, this is the hottest month of the year for Bermuda, so it's the perfect time to visit if you want to soak up the sun, bathe in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, do some diving and snorkeling, and spend as much time as possible outdoors enjoying the high temperatures and amazing conditions.
The average daily temperature in Bermuda in August is 82 °F (28 °C), and on a typical day you can expect to experience average highs of around 86 °F (30 °C) and average lows of 79 °F (26 °C). This means that even at its lowest point, the August temperature for Bermuda is very high and warm, which helps to ensure that the Atlantic Ocean waters around the Bermuda beaches are also very warm and enjoyable to swim around in.
Bermuda Rainfall in August
In terms of rainfall in Bermuda in August, you'll have to be prepared to get a little wet, but that's just one of the general rules for visiting Bermuda. It's always quite a rainy place, and even the driest month of the year (May) still has 14 rainy days and 70 mm of rain on average, so you'll always need to be ready to head indoors and spend some time drying off if you happen to get caught in the showers.
August is part of the hurricane season for Bermuda too, although very few hurricanes ever actually hit the area due to its small size. The average amount of rainfall in Bermuda in August in 140 mm, which is higher than the 130 mm of the following month, September, but lower than the 150 mm of the previous month, July. In general, August is a relatively average month in terms of rainfall for Bermuda, and you can expect to see around 18 rainy days in total.
Bermuda Humidity and Sunshine in August
Since August is right in the middle of the hurricane season and has the highest temperatures of any other month in Bermuda, you can expect to see high humidity ratings during this month too. The humidity rating can head right up to 85% on some days, but will tend to hover around 75% on average, making the air feel quite hot and sticky throughout the day, so it's vital to stay hydrated and cool off whenever you need to.
In regard to sunshine hours, the days finally start getting a little shorter through August, but are still very long in general and you can expect to see around 8 hours of sun each and every day. The sun won't set until around 8 pm on the average August day, so you can stay out on the beach in the evenings and work on your tan all through the afternoon before heading back to your hotel room.
Visiting Bermuda in August
As you may expect, the great temperatures and weather conditions in Bermuda in August help to ensure that the tourist numbers are very high, and it's one of the most popular months for both cruise ships and flights into the area, so you will have to deal with the crowds if you visit. It is a great time to visit though, with the high temperatures and long hours of sunshine providing super conditions for long days at the beach and enjoyable evenings with friends for family in bars, restaurants, and city streets.
There are plenty of different activities that can be enjoyed in Bermuda in August, with the whole area turning into a real party paradise at this time of year. There will be some storms and the threat of hurricanes now and then, but most of your time will be spent on the beach, playing golf, shopping, enjoying great food, or checking out some of the fun annual August events like the Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition and Beach Tennis Tournament or the excellent Harbor Nights events in Hamilton.