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.
Dover Travel Guide
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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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dover (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.