The best times to visit Dover for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th


September 24th to November 11th

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


Average temperatures in Dover vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 100.8°F (38.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.6°F (23.7°C) at night.

Dover Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Dover Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Dover Perceived Temperature (F)


Dover Perceived Temperature (C)



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 56.4 44.5 36.7
Feb 61.6 47.8 38.4
Mar 67.6 56.2 47.5
Apr 78.4 67.3 59.2
May 81.3 71.2 63.9
Jun 90.8 79.5 69.8
Jul 95.7 84.2 72.9
Aug 97.1 84.5 72.9
Sep 91.6 79.3 69.1
Oct 83.9 71 59.9
Nov 66.5 55.1 46.2
Dec 63.2 51.6 43.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.6 6.9 2.6
Feb 16.4 8.8 3.6
Mar 19.8 13.4 8.6
Apr 25.8 19.6 15.1
May 27.4 21.8 17.7
Jun 32.7 26.4 21
Jul 35.4 29 22.7
Aug 36.2 29.2 22.7
Sep 33.1 26.3 20.6
Oct 28.8 21.7 15.5
Nov 19.2 12.8 7.9
Dec 17.3 10.9 6.5


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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Dover has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (39.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (77.9%).

Wind in Dover is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by April and February. May’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 19.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 8.1 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Feb 9.2 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Apr 9.7 Gentle breeze 17.1 Strong breeze
May 9.8 Gentle breeze 17.6 Significant breeze
Jun 7.7 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Jul 8.7 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Aug 7 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Sep 6.7 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Nov 9.1 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Dec 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.2%
Feb 59.4%
Mar 69.3%
Apr 66.9%
May 77.9%
Jun 61.7%
Jul 47.2%
Aug 39.7%
Sep 49.6%
Oct 48.3%
Nov 58.6%
Dec 65.6%


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 Australia; 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 Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Dover, TS, Australia is September, followed by October and January. 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 August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 54.4 in August means 54.4% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Dover Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.2°F (30.1°C) and 46.6°F (8.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Dover, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 95.4°F (35.2°C) and 56.9°F (13.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Dover to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 40.1°F (4.5°C). These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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