Bermuda Weather January Averages, Bermuda
What's the weather like in Bermuda in January?
January can be cold in Bermuda, but still warmer than many European destinations such as Lisbon, Portugal, with average day time temperatures here at around 19°C. This is made up of average high and low temperatures of between 17°C overnight and a mild 21°C during the day. This is a pleasant time of year to visit for those who are looking to explore the island without the uncomfortable heat and humidity, as days are often mild and ideal for outdoor activities. On the coldest recorded January day the temperature dropped to a low of 8°C while the warmest temperature on record in this month was a lovely 25°C.
It can be wet however in January, and average rainfall at this time of year is 140mm that falls over 21 days in the month. It is likely to rain at some point during a visit in this month so bring a jacket and an umbrella when going out for the day. The probability of getting rain on any given day is 68% and this is commonly moderately heavy rain or light rain rather than storms. For those looking forward to a swim in the sea, water temperatures are quite cold at 18°C so check the conditions before diving in. Make sure you have a look at the weather forecast before travelling to decide what clothes to bring for the climate.
The days are starting to get longer in January in Bermuda, but are still relatively short compared to summer months such as July. There are around 5 hours of sunshine each day in this month, with the sun rising at approximately 7.20am and setting at 5.40pm. The amount of cloud cover usually seen in this month is high with about 87% cloud cover during an average day.
Humidity and Wind
The humidity is a little lower in the winter at between 60% and 85% humidity, gradually increasing as the month progresses. The lower air temperature means it does not feel too uncomfortable even if the humidity is higher. Winds can be strong on some days and usually vary from 6 mph to 22 mph, occasionally gusting to a high wind at 34 mph. The direction of the wind is variable and influences the temperature and rain conditions.
Hotels in Bermuda in January
Inverurie Executive Suites
Situated waterfront close to the harbour at Mount Pleasant, the Inverurie Executive suites is the perfect choice for those on business. The rooms are maintained to a high standard and feature a flat screen TV, coffee-making facilities, while the resort offers dry cleaning services, free parking and airport shuttle. There is also the option of bicycle hire for guests. There are several restaurants and amenities within walking distance and some rooms have water views over the harbour.
Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel
Visitors looking for some luxury during their winter getaway should check out the 5* Rosewood Tucker's Point hotel. Situated 15 minutes drive from Georgetown and 30 minutes drive from Hamilton, this stunning resort features 4 swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts and golf club. The spa offers a relaxing and indulgent atmosphere with pampering treatments such as massages, facials and manicures. All rooms have a terrace or balcony, flat screen TV, marble bath and shower and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Bermuda Connections Apartments
For self-catering holidays, the Bermuda Connections apartments offer a range of accommodation for couples or families in Southampton, Bermuda. This property features barbecue facilities, sea views, free Wi-Fi and bicycle hire. Studios feature a patio and seating area with a kitchen in the larger apartments or microwave, toaster and kettle in others. Free parking is available and the family owned property is situated close to a golf course with easy access to nearby beaches and attractions.
Bars and Restaurants
If you are staying in Hamilton, try the Ascots restaurant at the Royal Palms hotel. This is a great restaurant and bar that serves delicious cocktails and a wide selection of pre dinner drinks in comfortable surroundings of a lounge with plush sofas and armchairs or a garden area when the sun shines. The food is Mediterranean and includes locally caught fish and seafood and delicious meats and salads. There is a private area that accommodates up to 14 people for a private party in the Wine Dining Room.
Located in Hamilton city and ideal for families or couples is the Little Venice Italian restaurant. The staff are friendly and efficient and the venue has a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. This is a favourite with locals as well as tourists and the Italian cuisine is authentic and delicious. There are also Bermudian options on the menu and a great selection of fish and seafood dishes with fantastic seafood chowder. This is a lovely choice for warming up on cooler January evenings.
The Tempest Bistro restaurant in St Georges is a lovely place to eat in a beautiful location. The venue serves lunch and dinner as well as an extensive wine list, cocktails and beers. On offer are meat and fish dishes, salads as well as deserts. This is a relaxed and friendly restaurant with a cosy and quaint atmosphere. There are occasional wine tasting evenings and other events that take place so make sure to visit this restaurant during your visit in the winter months.
Things to do in Bermuda in January
The Bermuda Festival
The Bermuda Festival runs from January to March each year and features talented performers from around the world. Acts include singers and bands, orchestras, theatre performances, dance and many other fantastic artists to gather here to entertain and amaze locals and tourists.
Bermuda National Trust Museum
When the weather is cooler in January, it is a good time to head to the Bermuda National Trust museum at St Georges. This museum is housed in the Globe Hotel, one of the oldest stone buildings in Bermuda, dating back to around 1700. The permanent exhibit upstairs features information about Bermuda and the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the building was the site of the offices of the Confederate agent Major Norman Walker during that period. A video presentation shows the story of Bermuda in this period with paintings and documents also on display.