Bermuda Weather October Averages, Bermuda
What's the weather like in Bermuda in October?
This is the last month of the high season in Bermuda, and some hotels have started dropping their prices for the low season. There are still lots of cruise ships visiting the resort and plenty to do during your stay. The weather is still warm but less humid and there is a higher chance of rain. There is a risk of a hurricane at this time of year but they tend to be less destructive than when they occur in September. October is the wettest month of the year with an average of 200mm of rainfall that falls over 18 days in this month. The probability that it will rain on any day in this month is 60% and is more likely to be moderately heavy rain than light rain or thunderstorms. Check the weather forecast before going out for the day to make sure you don't get caught in the rain.
The average temperature in October is 25°C, still very pleasant and similar to Miami, USA. Temperatures range from a low of 23°C to a high of 27°C during this month. The highest recorded temperature in October was 31°C and the lowest was 14°C.
Make the most of the warm days and enjoy the late summertime conditions at the beach. With sea temperatures still a warm 25°C it is perfect for swimming, water sports and lazing around before the winter brings the cooler temperatures. For those wanting hotter or drier conditions, it might be worth travelling in July when it is a little warmer with less rainfall.
Days are getting shorter at this time of year but there are still around 7 hours of sunshine each day. The sunrises at approximately 7.25 am and sets at 6.45 pm. The humidity is more comfortable in October and ranges from 60% to 75%, but with the lower temperatures, does not feel as sticky and oppressive. Winds are usually from the south and are light to fresh breezes, 5 mph to 18 mph and generally don't get stronger than 27 mph.
Hotels in Bermuda in October
Wade's Garden Inn
Located in picturesque Southampton Parish and set in lush mature gardens, Wade's Garden Inn is a lovely property with apartment style accommodation. Each unit has air conditioning/heating, a choice of queen, twin or king size beds, a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee making facilities. There is cable TV in bedrooms and the lounge and each apartment has a private porch that overlooks the gardens. The property is ideally located within walking distance of many attractions in Southampton including restaurants, bars, shops and south shore beaches.
Set by the sea in gorgeous Jenning's Bay, Southampton is the Greene's Guesthouse. This property is located close to the Port Royal golf course, the many beautiful beaches of the south shore and local shops and only a 20-minute drive to the city of Hamilton. All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning, heating, cable TV and a small fridge. The property has free Wi-Fi and there is a common living area for guests to meet up and socialise. A full breakfast is served each day in the dining room and there is a swimming pool and sun terrace for spending the warmer days at the end of summer.
For style and elegance in a traditional Bermudian setting, the Oxford House guesthouse has 12 beautiful rooms that are decorated in the style of a private residence, combing old-world charm with modern comforts. The rooms are large and spacious and come equipped with cable TV, coffee making facilities, air conditioning and Internet throughout the property. A Continental breakfast is served each morning. The guesthouse is located in Hamilton city, close to the harbour and the shopping and restaurant area of the town is just a 5-minute walk away.
Beaches in Bermuda in October
As the sea temperatures are still warm in October, now is the time to do some snorkelling and the best beach for this is Church Bay. On the southern shore of Bermuda, this beach may not be the best for sunbathing but it is perfect for snorkelling due to the nearby reef and shelter it provides. You might spot some parrotfish as well as other colourful tropical marine life and you will feel as though you are swimming in an aquarium. There are some amenities in the summer with snorkelling gear, chairs and umbrellas to hire, but not much during the winter season. The beach is a little rocky and a climb down from the road and car park but from the top of this hill there are some stunning views over the ocean.
Bars and Restaurants
Port O Call Restaurant
Located in the busy Front Street in Hamilton is the popular Port O Call restaurant. This intimate restaurant is perfect for a romantic meal for two while visiting Bermuda and is popular for both lunch and dinner. If the days are warm then sit outside in the al fresco dining area or head indoors if the October weather is a bit chilly and enjoy a delicious meal in the elegant but relaxed restaurant. The menu has delicious seafood and fish, salads, steaks and deserts and the bar serves fantastic cocktails that are ideal for a pre or post dinner drink.
Blu Bar and Grill
The Blu Bar and Grill is located in a stunning position overlooking the Great Sound in the Belmont Hills golf course. This restaurant is open for dinner and is a steak house that also specialises in sushi. Their Sunday brunch is great for families and the large portions will keep everyone happy. The atmosphere is friendly and the service is fast and efficient.
The Robin Hood Pub
The Robin Hood pub is located in Hamilton and is a great place to enjoy a great pub style meal with daily specials and a selection of beers and wines. There is an outdoor area if the weather is warm enough but if not, head inside to the pub and watch sporting events on one of their TVs. This is a warm and friendly pub that has great service and a lively bar where visitors can meet the locals and enjoy a few pints and live music in the evening.
Things to do in Bermuda in October
For cooler October days go to the beautiful Paget marsh and boardwalk for some outdoor exercise. This is a lush and green area of vegetation that is protected by the Bermuda National Trust and the Bermuda Audubon Society. It is 25 acres of ancient peat marsh covered with cedar and palmetto forest with plenty of wildlife to see including many species of native and migratory birds.
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo
Another fascinating place to visit is the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo at Flatts Village on the north shore of the island. This is a great place to spend the day with the family and see many animals, birds and marine life all in one place. See harbour seals, alligators, turtles, flamingos, as well as animals from further afield such as Australian wallabies. Explore the natural history museum and the aquarium while visiting and get involved with the discovery room for kids then watch the seals being fed.