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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Harelbeke, Belgium

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

Harelbeke is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 25978 people. The water temperature around Harelbeke varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.6°C (40.3°F) in January up to 18.6°C (65.5°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Harelbeke 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 Harelbeke?

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

Are there surf spots close to Harelbeke?

There are not too many surf spots close to Harelbeke. The closest decent spot is Middelkerke, which is roughly 31.2km (19.4miles) away from Harelbeke. Click here for directions and for more information on Middelkerke and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Harelbeke are Oostende surfclub, which is 31.3km (19.4miles) away, and Roje meur, located roughly 31.3km (19.5miles) from Harelbeke.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Harelbeke. The closest decent beach is Ostend, which is just 30km (18.6miles) away from Harelbeke. Another gorgeous beach near Harelbeke is Bredene, which is approximately 30.1km (18.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Harelbeke?

The water temperature around Harelbeke is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required 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 around Harelbeke. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (40°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Harelbeke?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during December, January, and February. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (56-65°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Harelbeke: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Harelbeke...

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