Weather in Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in January

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Visiting Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 22% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Dover. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). January 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.

The weather in Dover during January is cold and wet, with frequent rain showers 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 January.

Can you sunbathe in Dover in January?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 22% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Dover in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, with the sea water at 8°C (47°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Dover?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 22% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Dover. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). January is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Dover warm in January?

No, Dover is too cold for sunbathing in January.

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

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

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Dover in January?

The average day light hours per day in Dover in January are 8.4. The sunshine percentage is 22% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day.

More about January sunshine.

Crowds in Dover in January

January is one of the quietest months at Dover beach, as the weather is cold and often wet. There are no public holidays or special events during this month, so the beach is not crowded at all.

Temperature in Dover in January

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

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

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

Sunshine in Dover in January

During January the average day light hours are 8.4 per day in Dover. The sunshine percentage is 22% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Dover in January is typically 0.7 during January. 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 January

The average sea water temperature in Dover in January is 8.1°C (46.6°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Humidity in Dover in January

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

The average maximum relative humidity in Dover in January is typically 93.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.4% in the previous month and 93.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Dover in January is typically 86%. The average relative humidity is 86.2% in the previous month and 83.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Dover in January

The average maximum wind speed in Dover in January is typically 35KM/H (22MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 34KM/H (21MPH) in the previous month and 33KM/H (20MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Dover in January is typically 25KM/H (15MPH). 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 January is from the West-Southwest.

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