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

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

Dronten is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 38415 people. The water temperature around Dronten changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 3.6°C (38.5°F) in January up to 19.5°C (67.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Dronten 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 Dronten?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Dronten. A spot that might be worth checking out is Egmond aan Zee, which is about 46.5km (29miles) away from Dronten. Click here to check out more information on Egmond aan Zee and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Dronten are Bergen aan zee, which is roughly 46.6km (29miles) away, and Castricum Aan Zee, located ca 46.8km (29.1miles) from Dronten.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Dronten. One beach, which is not too far away, is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is 83.1km (51.6miles) away from Dronten. Another nice beach near Dronten is Norddeich, approximately 95.5km (59.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Dronten?

The water temperature around Dronten is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 4°C (38°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Dronten?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (38-47°F) during December, January, and February. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Dronten: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Dronten...

Do you know what the the city El Porvenir in Peru, the city Montguyon in France, and the city Jaboatao dos Guararapes in Brazil have in common with Dronten? Click on the links to find out...