Bermuda Weather September Averages, Bermuda
What's the weather like in Bermuda in September?
September is still summer in Bermuda, although the temperatures are starting to drop and the days are getting shorter. It is still peak tourist season so expect busy beaches and high prices. It is also still hurricane season and recently the most devastating storms have hit the island in this month including Hurricane Fabian in 2003 that directly hit Bermuda and led to loss of life, and Hurricane Igor in 2010 that was less devastating but caused damage and power cuts. Make sure you listen out for any hurricane warnings and follow directions as necessary. The weather forecast will provide information about current conditions over the next 14 days.
The average rainfall at this time of year is around 130mm falling over 16 days during the month. The chances of getting rain during any day in September is around 60% and is usually experienced as moderate to heavy showers or thunderstorms. This is drier than October when it tends to be much wetter on average. The length of the day is decreasing in this month and there are around 7 hours of sunshine each day. The sun rises at this time of year at around 7am and sets at 7.30pm.
Bermuda has similar temperatures to Antigua in the Caribbean at this time of year with the average daily temperature at 27°C and average high and low temperatures of 29°C during the day and 25°C at night. The highest recorded temperature in this month was 33°C and the lowest recorded was 19°C. This is beautiful weather for those who enjoy beaches, warm conditions and relaxing by the pool. Humidity can still be very high, ranging from 65% to 85%, the high air temperatures and gentle winds of between 4 mph and 16 mph can make the island feel very hot and sticky. A good way to cool down is a swim in the sea as water temperatures are a warm 27°C.
Hotels in Bermuda in September
Kingston House Bed and Breakfast
Situated in a great location just outside Hamilton city is the Kingston House bed and breakfast. Set in a peaceful area of the island it is surrounded by mature gardens and within a 10-minute walk of the town centre, this property is a traditional 2 storey Bermudian stone building with original features. There is high-speed Internet access for guests, a swimming pool to enjoy; barbecue area and delicious breakfasts served every morning in your room or the garden. All rooms have air conditioning, flat screen TV and a balcony.
granaway Guesthouse and Cottage
Stay at the Granaway guesthouse and cottage for an authentic Bermudian escape. With a choice of four guest rooms in the main house or a private cottage, there is something for everyone. All rooms are tastefully decorated in unique colour schemes and have private bathroom, air conditioning, a fridge and kettle while the cottage has a full kitchen, seating area with a fireplace and a private sun terrace with harbour views. The house is set in lovely gardens and has a swimming pool for those warm September days.
The Paraquet Guest Apartments
The Paraquet guest apartments are situated in Paget and are centrally located within walking distance of many beautiful beaches and excellent bars and restaurants. There are plenty of nearby amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses, supermarkets and a bus stop for exploring the island. The property has a range of apartments from a studio to one or two bedroom suites and all have air conditioning, TV, coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi and mini fridge. There is also a casual restaurant on-site for breakfast, lunch and relaxed dinners.
Beaches in Bermuda in September
Horseshoe Bay Beach
Horseshoe Bay beach is one of the best beaches in Bermuda and is a popular choice for many visitors to the island. Located on the south shore of Bermuda, Horseshoe Bay has crystal clear blue sea, beautiful pink sand and caves and coves that are hidden away and perfect for exploring. There is plenty to keep everybody happy with beach chairs and sun loungers available for hire, or for more active visitors, there is snorkelling, boogie boards and beach volleyball to choose from. There are many food vendors and restaurants nearby and the beach hosts several events throughout the year including the sandcastle competition mentioned above. It is easy to get here on public transport as buses stop here regularly.
Bars and Restaurants
Bella Vista Grill
Situated on the Port Royal Golf course is the Bella Vista Grill. This is the perfect place to watch an amazing sunset over the sea while enjoying a glass of wine and a relaxing evening. With a wide selection of appetisers, mains and deserts, there is something for everyone on the menu. The curry dishes are delicious and there are seafood, meats and salads also on the menu. The service is fast and friendly and there is live music for guests to enjoy.
Harry's at the Waterfront
Overlooking the harbour in Hamilton is the Harry's at the waterfront restaurant. Featuring Harry's bar, the waterside patio, a private dining room and an extensive wine cellar, this is a great place to take friends for a special meal while visiting Bermuda. The bar gets busy during happy hour and on a Friday evening and the restaurant serves international cuisine with seafood and fish specialities. Located close to all the shops and businesses of Hamilton, this is a good place to visit while in Hamilton and relax after a busy day exploring.
The Point Restaurant
The Point restaurant and terrace offers fine dining in the Rosewood hotel at Tucker's Point. With international cuisine and locally inspired dishes, this is a lovely place to take a loved one for a romantic meal or special occasion dinner. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant features a Wine Room that has thousands of bottles of wine from around the world and is an intimate setting for a la carte dining. Guests can indulge in a 5, 7 or 10 course gastronomic journey that highlights all of the ingredients and cuisines of the 19th century ports around the globe.
Things to do in Bermuda in September
Beating the Retreat Ceremony
The Beating the Retreat ceremony is held once or twice a month from May to October, although not in August. It is held at the Naval Dockyard area in Hamilton or in St George and is a re-enactment of a 17th century army tradition in Bermuda. This is an elaborate ceremony led by the Bermuda Regiment band in full uniform with a parade and guests of honour including the governor of Bermuda and the Mayor.
Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition
Held in September at Horseshoe Bay beach is the Bermuda Sand Sculpture competition. Located on this beautiful long stretch of pink sand, the competition showcases some of the world's most talented sand sculptors and marks the end of summer for Bermudians. This is an amazing spectacle with incredible creations on the beach for everyone to come and see.