Bermuda Weather March Averages, Bermuda
What's the weather like in Berrmuda in March?
The climate in March is gradually getting warmer and the days are starting to get longer. The temperatures here now are similar to San Diego in the USA with an average temperature of 19°C. The temperatures can reach a day time high of 21°C and an overnight low temperature of 16°C during this month making it a pleasant month to visit for people wanting to explore the island without worrying about getting overheated or sunburnt.
The warmest day recorded in March was 26°C and the lowest recorded temperature was 7°C. Days are starting to get longer with approximately 7 hours of sunshine each day and the length of each day increasing by about one hour from the first of the month to the end. Daylight savings begins in March so clocks go forward one hour. Sunrise is at around 7.20am and the sun sets at 7.30pm in March.
It can be quite overcast in March and median cloud cover is between 80% and 85% on most days. It can be wet as well in March with average rainfall of 140mm falling over 18 days. At the beginning of March there is a 65% chance of rain falling on any given day, which decreases later in the month. If it does rain while you are visiting it is most likely to be moderate rain or light showers rather than heavy storms. Make sure to look at the forecast before going out for the day to avoid getting caught out in the rain. November could be a better month to travel if looking for similar temperatures but slightly less rainfall.
Swimming is starting to get more appealing for keen swimmers as the sea temperatures are beginning to increase to around 19°C but a wetsuit is still advisable. March is the beginning of whale watching season in Bermuda so head out on a boat to spot these beautiful animals in their natural environment. Wind speeds can affect boat trips so check with operators beforehand but winds are generally light to fresh, 6 mph to 22 mph. Sometimes winds can get as strong as 32 mph but these winds help keep the humidity down. Average humidity during March is 60% to 85% and is gradually getting more humid later in the month.
Hotels in Bermuda in March
Situated on Bermuda's beautiful south shore, the Sandpiper apartments are perfect for visitors looking for self-catering accommodation. Featuring free Wi-Fi, free parking and just 10 minutes walk to the beach; this resort has been a favourite with tourists to the area for the last 40 years. Offering studio and one-bedroom apartments, all with air conditioning and private balconies, the resort has a pool, barbecue area and a garden with lounge chairs for guests to relax in. Close to a bus stop and local amenities such as bars and restaurants, this is a good budget choice for visitors to the island.
St George Club
Located in the UNESCO world heritage site of St George on Rose Hill is the St George Club, a cottage colony hotel with 71 one and two bedroom units for a luxury self-catering option. There is access to a private beach and three outdoor swimming pools, while St George is just a five-minute drive away with all the shopping and restaurants the area has to offer. The cottages have a private balcony or patio with kitchens that feature a microwave, fridge and dishwasher. The resort has on-site restaurants, a fitness centre and tennis courts as well as barbecue facilities for guests to use.
Edgehill Manor Guesthouse
Located close to Hamilton's historic centre and Elbow beach is the Edgehill Manor guesthouse. Situated in beautiful gardens with an outdoor swimming pool and offering a range of rooms that sleep between two and four people, this resort features elegant rooms with classic décor. All rooms have a balcony, cable TV, mini-fridge, toaster, microwave and free Wi-Fi. Rates include a continental breakfast.
Bars and Restaurants
The Swizzle Inn
The Swizzle Inn is a local institution and has two locations, one at Bailey's Bay and another at Warwick. Established in 1932 in a 17th century roadhouse, the bar is home to Bermuda's national drink the Rum Swizzle. Owned and operated by the same family since 1962, this is a great venue for a few afternoon drinks on the patio in the March sun, breakfast, a tasty lunch or long dinner. The bars have regular events such as trivia nights; entertainment and sports are shown here on the TV.
Lobster Pot Restaurant
A popular place for seafood and fish is the Lobster Pot restaurant in Hamilton. This is a friendly and relaxed dining choice with great food and service suitable for the whole family. Serving fresh fish and seafood, as well as delicious steaks, vegetarian options and salads, this has an extensive menu that is sure to please everyone. Reservations are advised as it can get busy and is open for lunch and dinner and is a must-visit for anyone staying in Hamilton.
Tom Moore Tavern
The Tom Moore's tavern is Bermuda's oldest eating-house and is located on Walsingham Bay. Built in 1652 as a private residence, this well-maintained building has many original features including a fireplace for colder March days and became a tavern 100 years ago. There is an outdoor terrace, seating for large groups and five rooms over two floors. Open for dinner, the menu consists of meats, fish and seafood and vegetarian food as well as a delicious desert menu. There is an extensive wine list and plenty of beers on tap.
Things to do in Bermuda in March
Island Tour Centre
March is the beginning of whale watching season, which lasts only until April, so now is the time to go whale watching with Island Tour Centre. For a day trip you will never forget, head out onto the open water and watch these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. These large boats are ideal for watching the whales on their annual migration north towards the Antarctic. The crew are knowledgeable and will make your trip fun and educational.
Bermuda International Film Festival
The Bermuda International film festival takes place in March each year and this is a great opportunity to mingle with the locals and watch some international movies. With movies shown at different venues around Bermuda, there is sure to be a movie being shown close to your accommodation and as well as movies there are free live talks with film producers at different times throughout the festival.