Annual average weather for Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

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Annual Average Weather for Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 13.8°C (56.8°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The annual average water temperature is typically 11.5°C (52.8°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. Annually there are on average 11.0 days of rain per month and 4.6 hours of sun per day.

When is the best time to visit Dover?

The best months to visit Dover are June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The sea is best for swimming between June and November when the sea temperature is above the average 12°C (53°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Can you sunbathe in Dover year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Dover all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

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Can you swim in Dover year round?

No, you can't swim in Dover all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Dover are found in August when they peak at 17°C (62°F) and lowest in March when they dip to 6°C (43°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between June and November when the sea temperature is above 12°C (53°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

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When is the hottest month in Dover?

The hottest month in Dover is July when the average maximum temperature is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days 20°C (69°F), average temperature is 18°C (65°F) and average minimum temperature is 17°C (62°F).

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When is the coldest month in Dover?

The coolest month in Dover is February when the average maximum temperature is 8°C (46°F), average temperature is 6°C (42°F) and average minimum temperature is 4°C (40°F).

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When is the sunniest month in Dover?

The sunniest days in Dover are in June which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In June the sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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When is the least sunny month in Dover?

December has the least sunshine. In December the sunshine percentage is 17% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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When is the sea the coldest in Dover?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Dover are found in March when they dip to 6°C (43°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

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When is the sea the warmest in Dover?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Dover are found in August when they peak at 17°C (62°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

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When is the most humid month in Dover?

The most humid month in Dover is July with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone.

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When is the least humid month in Dover?

The least humid month in Dover is February with a dew point of 5°C (41°F) which is a bit dry for some.

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When is the windiest month in Dover?

The most windy month in Dover is January when the average maximum windspeed is 35KM/H (22MPH) and the average wind speed is 25KM/H (15MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Dover

The hottest month in Dover is July when the average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°F), average temperature is 18°C (65°F) and average minimum temperature is 17°C (62°F).

The coolest month in Dover is February when the average maximum temperature is 8°C (8°F), average temperature is 6°C (42°F) and average minimum temperature is 4°C (40°F).

Annual Sunshine for Dover

The longest days in Dover are in June, with an average of 16.5 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 7.9 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Dover are in June which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

December has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 17% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.3 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in June when it reaches 7.6 and lowest in December when it reaches 0.6.

An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Dover

The warmest sea water temperatures in Dover are found in August when they peak at 17°C (62°F) and lowest in March when they dip to 6°C (43°F).

The sea is best for swimming between June and November when the temperature is above 12°C (53°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Annual Humidity for Dover

The most humid month in Dover is July with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone.

The least humid month in Dover is February with a dew point of 5°C (41°F) which is a bit dry for some.

Annual Wind Speed for Dover

The most windy month in Dover is January when the average maximum windspeed is 35KM/H (22MPH) and the average wind speed is 25KM/H (15MPH).

The least windy month in Dover is June when the average maximum windspeed is 32KM/H (20MPH) and the average wind speed is 22KM/H (14MPH).

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