The best times to visit Dover for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Dover Travel Info

Weather in Dover

Temperature

Average temperatures in Dover vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Dover, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 84.3°F (29.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.6°F (16.4°C) at night.

Dover Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Dover Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Dover Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Dover Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 33.3 24.3 15.6
Feb 34.7 25.3 16.6
Mar 44.9 34.3 25.2
Apr 58.2 46.5 36.2
May 70.1 57.5 46.1
Jun 76.1 64.7 54.4
Jul 82.7 71.2 60.7
Aug 81.1 69.1 58.3
Sep 74 62.1 51.4
Oct 61.4 50.7 41.2
Nov 50.1 40.3 31.6
Dec 38.9 30.6 23.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.7 -4.3 -9.1
Feb 1.5 -3.7 -8.6
Mar 7.2 1.3 -3.8
Apr 14.6 8.1 2.3
May 21.2 14.2 7.8
Jun 24.5 18.2 12.4
Jul 28.2 21.8 15.9
Aug 27.3 20.6 14.6
Sep 23.3 16.7 10.8
Oct 16.3 10.4 5.1
Nov 10.1 4.6 -0.2
Dec 3.8 -0.8 -4.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dover are November, August, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Dover? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Dover.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dover (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 18% 0 3.2
Feb 23% 0 3.9
Mar 23% 0 4.6
Apr 21% 0 4.1
May 22% 0 3.1
Jun 28% 0 4.8
Jul 22% 0 4.2
Aug 18% 0 4
Sep 18% 0 3.6
Oct 22% 0 4.3
Nov 15% 0 3
Dec 28% 0 4.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 18 0 8.1
Feb 23 0 9.9
Mar 23 0 11.7
Apr 21 0 10.4
May 22 0 7.9
Jun 28 0 12.2
Jul 22 0 10.7
Aug 18 0 10.2
Sep 18 0 9.1
Oct 22 0 10.9
Nov 15 0 7.6
Dec 28 0 12.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Dover has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (47.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (66.6%).

Wind in Dover is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 11 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dover.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.9 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Feb 5.6 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Apr 5.7 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Jun 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.3 Barely noticeable 9 Significant breeze
Aug 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.4 Significant breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.1%
Feb 48.2%
Mar 47.8%
Apr 47.8%
May 54.8%
Jun 63.8%
Jul 64.5%
Aug 65.2%
Sep 66.6%
Oct 64.5%
Nov 57.7%
Dec 62.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Dover?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Dover, NH, US is June, followed by August and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Dover in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.3 in November means 56.3% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Dover Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 36.4°F (2.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Dover, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.3°F (26.3°C) and 43.8°F (6.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Dover to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40.9°F (4.9°C) and 30.3°F (-0.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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