Weather in Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in May

So you're interested in going to Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in May

May is a cold time for sunbathing in Dover and not really recommended. May 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. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Temperature in Dover in May

The average maximum temperature in Dover in May is 15°. The average maximum temperature is 13° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in May is 13°. The average temperature ranges is 11° in the previous month and 16° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Dover in May is 12°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

Sunshine in Dover in May

The average day light hours per day in Dover in May are 15.6 and there are 7 hours of sunshine per day on average during May making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Dover in May is typically 6.7 during May. 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 May

The average sea water temperature in Dover in May is 9.2° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Wind Speed in Dover in May

The average maximum wind speed in Dover in May is typically 34kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 32kmh in the previous month and 32kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Dover in May is typically 24kmh. The average wind speed is 22kmh in the previous month and 22kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Dover in May is from the South-Southwest.