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

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

Harkema is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 4300 people. The water temperature around Harkema changes extremely year round. 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Harkema 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 Harkema?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Harkema is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Harkema. The next good one is Borkum, Nordstrand, which is just 36.2km (28.3miles) away from Harkema. Click here to check out more information on Borkum, Nordstrand and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Harkema are Vlieland, which is roughly 45.5km (28.3miles) away, and Norderney, located ca 55.7km (34.6miles) from Harkema.

Are there beaches close to Harkema?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Harkema. A good beach nearby is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is 35.5km (22.1miles) away from Harkema. Another nice beach near Harkema is Juist Beach, ca 49.7km (30.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Harkema?

The water temperature around Harkema 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 3/2 wetsuit might be required 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 late winter, sea temperatures cool down to 3°C (37°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 amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Harkema?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Harkema: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Harkema...

Do you know what the the city Banilad in the Philippines, the city Loiano in the Italy, and the city Pihuamo in the Mexico have in common with Harkema? Click on the links to find out...