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

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

Machelen is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 12252 people. The water temperature around Machelen has a large variability during 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Machelen 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 Machelen?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters near Machelen is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Machelen. A spot that might be worth checking out is Windorgel-Vlissingen, which is about 53.4km (35.2miles) away from Machelen. Click here for more information on Windorgel-Vlissingen and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Machelen are Surfers Paradise-Knokke, which is 56.7km (35.2miles) away, and Casino break, located approximately 58.7km (36.4miles) from Machelen.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Machelen. One beach, which is not too far away, is Bredene, which is 67.4km (41.9miles) away from Machelen. Another beach near Machelen is Ostend, which is roughly 68.8km (42.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Machelen?

The water temperature around Machelen 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures come down to roughly 5°C (40°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Machelen?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when sea temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Machelen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Machelen...

Do you know what the the city North Bellport in the United States, the city Pescocostanzo in the Italy, and the city Marda in the Palestinian Territory have in common with Machelen? Click on the links to find out...