Definition of Bermuda High in US English:

Bermuda High


  • A semipermanent area of high pressure located over Bermuda in summer and fall that steers many storm systems westward across the Atlantic.

    Compare with Azores High
    • ‘The Bermuda High is an area of high pressure that forms over the Atlantic Ocean during the hurricane season.’
    • ‘The Bermuda High can stretch more than 2,000 miles across and rise thousands of feet into the atmosphere.’
    • ‘The jet stream also aided the Bermuda High in steering major storm systems well to the north of Virginia.’
    • ‘Tropical storms typically form south of the Bermuda High and move westward.’
    • ‘If the Bermuda High occurs north and west of its normal location, drought can occur.’