Information & Facts
Bermuda, and St George's Town, has a subtropical climate with
temperatures moderated by the warm Gulf Stream. Winters in St
George's Town are mild, with an average temperature of about 62°F
(17°C), though strong winds are common. May to October is very hot
and humid, with especially high humidity in July and August. Summer
temperatures average about 78°F (26°C). Rainfall is highest in
October, though showers can occur throughout the year. Although
Bermuda is usually fairly well protected, hurricanes can occur from
August to October, bringing high waves and strong winds.
Visitors may not rent cars in St George's Town (or the rest of
Bermuda), but the city is easy to negotiate on foot, and hiring a
scooter or a moped is a fun way to explore. Bicycles are also
available for hire and a limited bus service is available.
English is the official language.
The Bermudan Dollar (BMD) is divided into 100 cents, and is tied
to the US Dollar (US$1=BD$1). US currency is accepted almost
everywhere and other major currencies can be exchanged at banks and
bureaux de change. Banking hours vary, though most are open
weekdays from 9am to 4.30pm. Visa, MasterCard and American Express,
and travellers cheques are widely accepted and ATMs are extensively
available. To avoid additional charges, it is best to carry
travellers cheques in US dollars. Visitors are advised to exchange
all their Bermudan Dollars before leaving, as it is impossible to
exchange once outside the country.
GMT -4 (GMT -3 from the second Sunday in March to the first
Sunday in November).