Weather in Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in April

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Visiting Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in April

April has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (56°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Dover. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). April is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Dover in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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.

Can you sunbathe in Dover in April?

No, April is not a good time for sunbathing in Dover.

April has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (56°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

More about April temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Dover in April?

No, April is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, with the sea water at 7°C (45°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about April sea temperatures.

Is April a good time to holiday in Dover?

No, April is not a good time for a holiday in Dover.

April has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (56°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Dover. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). April is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the April temperatures and sunshine.

Is Dover warm in April?

No, Dover is too cold for sunbathing in April.

The average maximum temperature in Dover in April is 13°C (56°F). The average maximum temperature is 10°C (50°) in the previous month and 15°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in April is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

More info about the April temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Dover in April?

The average day light hours per day in Dover in April are 13.8. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

More about April sunshine.

Crowds in Dover in 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.

Temperature in Dover in April

The average maximum temperature in Dover in April is 13°C (56°F). The average maximum temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 15°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in April is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Dover in April is 9°C (47°F). The minimum temperature is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Dover in April

During April the average day light hours are 13.8 per day in Dover. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

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.

Sea Temperature in Dover in April

The average sea water temperature in Dover in April is 7°C (44.6°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Humidity in Dover in April

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Dover in April is 8°C (47°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 6°C (42°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Dover in April is typically 89.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.8% in the previous month and 87.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Dover in April is typically 74.9%. The average relative humidity is 78.6% in the previous month and 75.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Dover in April

The average maximum wind speed in Dover in April is typically 32KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 34KM/H (21MPH) in the previous month and 34KM/H (21MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Dover in April is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Dover in April is from the South-Southeast.

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