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Dover
Tasmania
Dover is located in Tasmania
Dover
Dover
Coordinates 43°18′S 147°1′E / 43.300°S 147.017°E / -43.300; 147.017Coordinates: 43°18′S 147°1′E / 43.300°S 147.017°E / -43.300; 147.017
Population 486 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7117
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
LGA(s) Huon Valley Council
State electorate(s) Franklin
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
16.4 °C
62 °F
6.8 °C
44 °F
875.7 mm
34.5 in

Dover is the southernmost town of its size in Australia, located on the western shores towards the southern end of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, just south of the Huon Valley, southwest of Hobart, located on the head of Port Esperance in Tasmania. With a population of 486, 91% of the population was born in Australia and 5% was born in United Kingdom as well as other less common nationalities such as New Zealand, Germany and Greece all clustering around the 1% mark.

History

Port Esperance Post Office opened on 6 February 1856 and was renamed Dover in 1895

In 2013, the Dover Hotel pub/tavern was destroyed when it was engulfed by a fire.

Climate

Dover has a marine climate with consistently cool, cloudy weather all year round. Despite its southerly latitude and low maximum temperatures, snow and frost are uncommon in winter, however sleet is an occasional occurrence. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Dover was 39.6 °C (103.3 °F), almost 20 °C above the January monthly average.

Climate data for Dover (1901-2013)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.6
(103.3)
36.8
(98.2)
37.0
(98.6)
28.6
(83.5)
25.2
(77.4)
18.9
(66)
18.5
(65.3)
22.6
(72.7)
26.7
(80.1)
31.9
(89.4)
34.2
(93.6)
37.3
(99.1)
39.6
(103.3)
Average high °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
20.6
(69.1)
19.2
(66.6)
16.8
(62.2)
14.7
(58.5)
12.5
(54.5)
12.3
(54.1)
13.1
(55.6)
14.6
(58.3)
16.1
(61)
17.6
(63.7)
19.1
(66.4)
16.4
(61.5)
Average low °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
10.2
(50.4)
9.0
(48.2)
7.1
(44.8)
5.8
(42.4)
3.8
(38.8)
3.5
(38.3)
4.1
(39.4)
4.9
(40.8)
6.4
(43.5)
7.8
(46)
8.9
(48)
6.8
(44.2)
Record low °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
2.6
(36.7)
1.9
(35.4)
-2.0
(28.4)
-1.5
(29.3)
-2.0
(28.4)
-3.4
(25.9)
-1.8
(28.8)
-2.1
(28.2)
-0.5
(31.1)
0.9
(33.6)
1.2
(34.2)
-3.4
(25.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 52.8
(2.079)
51.9
(2.043)
63.8
(2.512)
67.3
(2.65)
71.0
(2.795)
78.8
(3.102)
85.1
(3.35)
89.7
(3.531)
84.1
(3.311)
85.9
(3.382)
71.7
(2.823)
71.4
(2.811)
875.7
(34.476)
Humidity 59 60 61 66 69 73 71 66 63 62 62 59 64
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2mm) 11.6 10.5 12.8 14.2 15.6 15.6 18.6 17.7 17.1 17.3 15.3 14.1 180.4
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