Weather in Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in September

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Visiting Dover, Kent, United Kingdom in September

September 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.

September has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). September 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, August, for the best beach weather.

In September, the weather in Dover starts to become cooler and wetter, but there are still some warm and sunny days. Sunbathing may still be enjoyable, and the sea temperature remains suitable for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Windsurfing and kitesurfing continue to be popular beach activities during this month. Also consider one of our other suggestions for September.

Can you sunbathe in Dover in September?

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

September has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

More about September temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Dover in September?

No, September 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 September sea temperatures.

Is September a good time to holiday in Dover?

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

September has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). September is too cold for swimming in Dover for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the September temperatures and sunshine.

Is Dover warm in September?

Yes, Dover is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in September.

The average maximum temperature in Dover in September is 19°C (65°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (68°) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in September is 16°C (61°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

More info about the September temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Dover in September?

The average day light hours per day in Dover in September are 12.7. The sunshine percentage is 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

More about September sunshine.

Crowds in Dover in September

As the weather starts to cool down and schools resume, September sees a decrease in visitors to Dover beach. However, it can still be quite crowded, especially during warm weekends and any remaining summer events.

Temperature in Dover in September

The average maximum temperature in Dover in September is 19°C (65°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Dover in September is 16°C (61°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Dover in September is 14°C (57°F). The minimum temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Dover in September

During September the average day light hours are 12.7 per day in Dover. The sunshine percentage is 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Dover in September is typically 4.2 during September. 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 September

The average sea water temperature in Dover in September 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 September

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Dover in September is 14°C (57°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 12°C (12°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Dover in September is typically 91.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.4% in the previous month and 93.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Dover in September is typically 76.4%. The average relative humidity is 74.9% in the previous month and 81.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Dover in September

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

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

The average wind direction in Dover in September is from the West-Southwest.

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