Dover: Geography and Climate

Dover is located in central Delaware on the Delmarva peninsula and on the St. Jones River. It is approximately 40 miles south of Wilmington. The rather flat area has a moderate climate with four distinct seasons. Summer has many warm days with hot, humid periods and mild nights. Surface winds generally blow from the northwest except in June when southerly winds prevail. From May through September winds blow from the southwest.

Area: 22.7 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 36 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 55° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 44.14 inches