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Drinking Water
The tap water in Bermuda is generally considered safe to drink.  Bermuda relies almost entirely on its annual rainfall to provide the country’s entire source of water, although some desalination of seawater is taking place.  Houses usually rely on their own rainwater collection system or have a combination of rainwater (for cooking and drinking) and piped or delivered water (for showers, toilets, and laundry).

Electrical Current
Electricity in Bermuda is 110 volts, 60 cycles (Hz). Local sockets fit American plugs (two flat prongs with a round ground).  Converters to change European plugs to fit U.S.-style sockets can be purchased locally but are hard to find and very expensive.

Security Information
Bermuda is considered to be a low threat for both crime and terrorism by the U.S. Government.  There have been several incidences of tourists staying at guesthouses who have had their rooms broken into and  their wallets, cash and other items being stolen. The Consulate recommends that visitors safeguard their belongings and not leave anything of value in hotel rooms.  Further information can be found in the Country Information for Bermuda.

Time Difference
Bermuda is on Atlantic Standard Time (AST). The time difference between New York City and Bermuda is one (1) hour. Therefore, when it is 12:00 noon in New York City, it is 1:00 pm in Bermuda. London is four (4) hours ahead; therefore, when it is 12:00 noon in Bermuda, it is 4:00 pm in London.

Bermuda has a mild climate, thanks to the nearby Gulf Stream.  During the hottest months (June-September), temperatures range in the high 80’s — although it can feel much hotter, because of the high humidity.  In the coldest months (December-February), temperatures hover in the 60’s and high 50’s.  Humidity is very high year round.   Rain falls year round, and sudden showers are common so be sure to carry your umbrella with you at all times.  Hurricane season runs from June through November, although the most serious storms usually occur in the fall months.