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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Assen, Netherlands

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Assen...

Assen is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a fairly medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 62237 people. The water temperature around Assen changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 2.9°C (37.3°F) in February up to 18.7°C (65.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Assen is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Assen?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Assen is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Assen. A spot, which is not too far away, is Borkum, Nordstrand, which is 42.6km (34.3miles) away from Assen. Click here for directions and for more information on Borkum, Nordstrand and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Assen are Norderney, which is ca 55.3km (34.3miles) away, and Vlieland, located roughly 66km (41miles) from Assen.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Assen. A beach that might be worth checking out is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is just 40.9km (25.4miles) away from Assen. Another beautiful beach near Assen is Norddeich, ca 49km (30.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Assen?

The sea temperature around Assen is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Assen?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Assen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Assen...

Do you know what the the city Wilmington Manor in the United States, the city Oepura in the Indonesia, and the city Molaoi in the Greece have in common with Assen? Click on the links to find out...