Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Let's just ask the groundhog

Many ask whether it snows here in Bermuda and the answer to that is NO!
That's why we moved here. Joke! Our real motivation was the almost tax free income. So, no it does not snow. Maybe a chance of hail and that's as close to snow as it gets. That's how close Bermuda's residents would want it to get.

The other question I'm asked is: what's the weather like in February? Will it rain? Will I be able to go to the beach? May I just say, it's hit or miss. I can't predict what it's going to be like next week but it's been extraordinarily dry thus far for February. If you are visiting Bermuda this month and are hoping for this trend to continue, well, then it just may. But don't take my word for it. Take a groundhog's.

What's a groundhog got to do with the weather, you ask? Many in Bermuda have not even heard of the whole concept of Groundhog Day (which I honestly do not get the point of even now). Bermuda does not need a groundhog, anyway. We have just two seasons, Summer and Spring. But how two first world nations (that means you, Canada & America) can leave spring weather predictions to an animal, I'll never understand. I guess every country is quirky in its own way, but seriously. A groundhog prediction on how much longer winter is going to last, depending on whether or not it sees its own shadow, when it comes out of it burrow on the appointed day? Come on!

4 comments:

bermudabluez said...

I never bought in to the whole groundhog thing either. I think I could handle the two seasons...spring and summer. This winter has seemed so very long to me!! When we were last there...it was March...and the humidity was quite high...even then!

Anonymous said...

i dig your site.

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

BB, I think Mother Nature is wreaking havoc...It has been really dry here and so I'm thinking that it's going to rain a lot over the next couple of months.

Anon: Thank you!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Here by way of bermudabluez...

We are new loves of Bermuda having visited in September 07 and again February 08.

September was horribly hot. DISGUSTINGLY hot.

February: perfect skirt and t-shirt weather including the rounds of pants even though we did see alot of Bermudians with sweatshirts, winter jackets and ear muffs! lol

Great blog. :)