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The Weather and Climate in Bermuda

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Bermuda from Space Station, SourceContrary to what many believed, Bermuda does not lie within the tropics but within the Middle latitudes or Temperate Zone. Its climate can be best described as Warm Temperate or Oceanic and is influenced by the Arctic air mass, Gulf Stream, and the Westerlies. Bermuda has extremely humid climate thus, summer-time heat index can be exceedingly high even if the actual temperature seems fair. Summer temperature can reach as high as 30°C in mid-August. Winter season (January to February) can be very cold with great winds and heavy rains resulting to felt temperature falling below 0°C even though the actual temperate rarely drop below 10°C; average temperature in winter is around 20°C.

Bermuda is quite prone to hurricanes; the last hurricane to cause considerable damages to the island was Hurricane Fabian (category 3) in September 5, 2003, leaving 4 people dead. Its location along the Gulf Stream makes it in the direct path of the hurricanes. But due to its small size, the country rarely experiences landfalls.

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