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

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

Lelystad is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 70741 people. The water temperature around Lelystad changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 3.8°C (38.9°F) in March up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Lelystad 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 Lelystad?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Lelystad is ca:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Lelystad. A spot, which is not too far away, is Egmond aan Zee, which is just 36.7km (22.8miles) away from Lelystad. Click here for more information on Egmond aan Zee and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Lelystad are Castricum Aan Zee, which is roughly 36.7km (22.8miles) away, and Bergen aan zee, located approximately 37km (23miles) from Lelystad.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in proximity to Lelystad. The closest decent beach is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is almost 89.2km (55.4miles) away from Lelystad. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Juist Beach, which is ca 102.5km (63.7miles) away from Lelystad.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Lelystad?

The sea temperature around Lelystad 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 required 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 diving . However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of 4°C (39°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Lelystad?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lelystad: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lelystad...

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