Weather in Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in December

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Visiting Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (47°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. 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. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Dover. Sea temperatures are a cold 10°C (50°F). December 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.

December experiences similar weather conditions to January, with cold and wet weather, and strong winds. It is not an ideal time for beach activities, as the sea is too cold for swimming, snorkeling, or diving. However, the strong winds make it a suitable month for experienced windsurfers and kitesurfers who enjoy challenging conditions. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Dover in December?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (47°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. 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.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Dover in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, with the sea water at 10°C (50°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Dover?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (47°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. 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. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Dover. Sea temperatures are a cold 10°C (50°F). December is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Dover warm in December?

No, Dover is too cold for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Dover in December is 8°C (47°F). The average maximum temperature is 11°C (52°) in the previous month and 8°C (46°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in December is 6°C (43°F). The average temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 6°C (42°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Dover in December?

The average day light hours per day in Dover in December are 7.9. 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.

More about December sunshine.

Crowds in Dover in December

December is the quietest month at Dover beach, with cold weather and very few visitors. Christmas and New Year's holidays might bring some families to the beach for a walk, but overall, the beach is not crowded at all.

Temperature in Dover in December

The average maximum temperature in Dover in December is 8°C (47°F). The average maximum temperature is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 8°C (46°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in December is 6°C (43°F). The average temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 6°C (42°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Dover in December is 4°C (40°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (46°F) in the previous month and 4°C (40°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Dover in December

During December the average day light hours are 7.9 per day in Dover. 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 in Dover in December is typically 0.6 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Dover in December

The average sea water temperature in Dover in December is 9.8°C (49.6°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Humidity in Dover in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Dover in December is 6°C (42°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 5°C (5°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Dover in December is typically 94.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.1% in the previous month and 93.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Dover in December is typically 86.2%. The average relative humidity is 85.1% in the previous month and 86% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Dover in December

The average maximum wind speed in Dover in December is typically 34KM/H (21MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 34KM/H (21MPH) in the previous month and 35KM/H (22MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Dover in December is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Dover in December is from the West.

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