Weather in Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in August

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Visiting Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in August

August is one of the best months to visit Dover for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

August has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). August is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Also consider visiting Dover in one of the other best months of June, July, September, for the best beach weather.

August is another warm and sunny month in Dover, providing ideal conditions for beach activities. Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving are all recommended during this month, with the sea temperature being warm and inviting. Windsurfing and kitesurfing remain popular activities on the beach during this time. Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Can you sunbathe in Dover in August?

Yes, August is a good time for sunbathing in Dover.

August has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

More about August temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Dover in August?

No, August is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, with the sea water at 17°C (62°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about August sea temperatures.

Is August a good time to holiday in Dover?

Yes, August is a good time for a holiday in Dover.

August has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). August is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the August temperatures and sunshine.

Is Dover warm in August?

Yes, Dover is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in August.

The average maximum temperature in Dover in August is 20°C (68°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in August is 18°C (64°F). The average temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

More info about the August temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Dover in August?

The average day light hours per day in Dover in August are 14.6. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

More about August sunshine.

Crowds in Dover in August

August is the peak month for visiting Dover beach, with the warmest weather and the most significant number of tourists. The beach is extremely crowded, especially during the bank holiday weekend and on sunny days.

Temperature in Dover in August

The average maximum temperature in Dover in August is 20°C (68°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in August is 18°C (64°F). The average temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Dover in August is 16°C (61°F). The minimum temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Dover in August

During August the average day light hours are 14.6 per day in Dover. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Dover in August is typically 6.4 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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.

Sea Temperature in Dover in August

The average sea water temperature in Dover in August is 16.9°C (62.4°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Humidity in Dover in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Dover in August is 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 14°C (14°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Dover in August is typically 89.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.6% in the previous month and 91.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Dover in August is typically 74.9%. The average relative humidity is 73.5% in the previous month and 76.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Dover in August

The average maximum wind speed in Dover in August is typically 34KM/H (21MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 33KM/H (20MPH) in the previous month and 32KM/H (20MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Dover in August is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Dover in August is from the South West.

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