Dover, Tasmania

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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 958 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7117
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)[2]
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 958, 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.[3]

History[edit]

Port Esperance Post Office opened on 6 February 1856 and was renamed Dover in 1895[4]

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

Climate[edit]

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)
Average 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)
Average 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
Average relative humidity (%) 59 60 61 66 69 73 71 66 63 62 62 59 64
Source: [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dover (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Dover". Daily rainfall. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.domain.com.au/Public/SuburbProfile.aspx?searchTerm=Dover&mode=research[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Climate statistics for Dover". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 10 May 2013.