Dover Sea Temperature

(Today) 2024

8.9°C / 48.1°F

The water will feel cold. All but the most ardent watersports enthusiasts will be thinking of packing up for the winter. If not we'd suggest a thick 5/4mm wetsuit along with some boots and a hood.

Current weather

9°C / 48°F
(overcast clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
17 mph
Humidity
83%

The measurements for the water temperature in Dover, England are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Dover water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Dover average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Dover
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 6.2 5.7 5.4 7.6 10 12.7 15.2 16.7 16.7 14.9 12.3 8.7
Max °C 9.6 10.1 9.6 11.3 13.6 16.1 17.7 19.1 19.4 17.7 16.2 13.5
Min °F 44.5 44 43.4 47.1 51.4 56.2 60.3 63 63.1 59.9 55.7 49.6
Max °F 47.9 48.4 47.6 50.8 55 59.6 62.8 65.4 65.8 62.7 59.6 54.4

The warmest water temperature is in September with an average around 64.4°F / 18.0°C. The coldest month is March with an average water temperature of 45.5°F / 7.5°C.


7 day tide forecast for Dover

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • High 3:55am
    (5.54m)
  • Low 11:21am
    (2.17m)
  • High 4:35pm
    (5.19m)
  • Low 11:58pm
    (2.34m)
  • High 5:32am
    (5.12m)
  • Low 12:47pm
    (2.32m)
  • High 6:36pm
    (5.04m)
  • Low 1:30am
    (2.32m)
  • High 7:22am
    (5.23m)
  • Low 2:15pm
    (2.17m)
  • High 8:00pm
    (5.36m)
  • Low 2:56am
    (1.99m)
  • High 8:33am
    (5.64m)
  • Low 3:38pm
    (1.78m)
  • High 9:01pm
    (5.84m)
  • Low 4:15am
    (1.47m)
  • High 9:29am
    (6.1m)
  • Low 4:49pm
    (1.29m)
  • High 9:51pm
    (6.31m)
  • Low 5:19am
    (0.95m)
  • High 10:17am
    (6.5m)
  • Low 5:47pm
    (0.87m)
  • High 10:35pm
    (6.7m)
  • Low 6:12am
    (0.53m)
  • High 11:01am
    (6.8m)
  • Low 6:36pm
    (0.57m)
  • High 11:19pm
    (6.98m)
7 day tide times for Dover

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Dover, England) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.