April brings slightly warmer and drier weather to Dover, but the sea temperature remains too cold for most water activities. Sunbathing may be possible on warmer days, but swimming, snorkeling, and diving are still not recommended. Windsurfing and kitesurfing remain popular for enthusiasts during this month. Also consider one of our other suggestions for April.
April sees a further increase in visitors to Dover beach, with the Easter holidays attracting families and tourists. The weather is warmer, but not yet at its peak, so the beach is not extremely crowded.
The average maximum temperature in Dover in April is 13°. The average maximum temperature is 10° in the previous month and 15° in the next month.
The average temperature in Dover in April is 11°. The average temperature ranges is 8° in the previous month and 13° in the next month.
The average minimum temperature in Dover in April is 9°. The minimum temperature is 6° in the previous month and 12° in the next month.
The average day light hours per day in Dover in April are 13.8 and there are 6 hours of sunshine per day on average during April making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.
The ultraviolet index in Dover in April is typically 4.8 during April. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.
The average sea water temperature in Dover in April is 7° which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.
The average maximum wind speed in Dover in April is typically 32kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 34kmh in the previous month and 34kmh in the next month.
The average wind speed in Dover in April is typically 22kmh. The average wind speed is 24kmh in the previous month and 24kmh in the next month.
The average wind direction in Dover in April is from the South-Southeast.