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

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

Drachten is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 44537 people. The water temperature around Drachten varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.9°C (37.1°F) in February up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Drachten 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 Drachten?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Drachten is ca:
5°C (40°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Drachten. A spot that might be worth checking out is Borkum, Nordstrand, which is about 41.1km (28.1miles) away from Drachten. Click here for more information on Borkum, Nordstrand and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Drachten are Vlieland, which is 45.3km (28.1miles) away, and Texel, Kogerstrand, located ca 55.8km (34.7miles) from Drachten.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Drachten. One beach, which is not too far away, is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is 40.3km (25miles) away from Drachten. Another beautiful beach near Drachten is Juist Beach, which is approximately 54.1km (33.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Drachten?

The sea temperature around Drachten is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°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 a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Drachten?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Drachten: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Drachten...

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