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

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

Merchtem is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 14660 people. The water temperature around Merchtem 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 Merchtem 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 Merchtem?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Merchtem is approximately:
5°C (40°F)

Are there surf spots near Merchtem?

There are not too many surf spots close to Merchtem. The next good one is Windorgel-Vlissingen, which is just 45.2km (29.6miles) away from Merchtem. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Windorgel-Vlissingen and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Merchtem are Surfers Paradise-Knokke, which is 47.7km (29.6miles) away, and Casino break, located approximately 49.5km (30.8miles) from Merchtem.

Are there nice beaches near Merchtem?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Merchtem. The closest decent beach is Bredene, which is just 57.9km (36miles) away from Merchtem. Another fun beach near Merchtem is Ostend, which is 59.3km (36.8miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Merchtem?

The water temperature around Merchtem 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 feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Merchtem. However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures come down to 5°C (40°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine 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 recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Merchtem?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit 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 typically change during July, August, and September when 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 Merchtem: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Merchtem...

Do you know what the the city Castro Daire in Portugal, the city Peyrehorade in France, and Skralling Canyon have in common with Merchtem? Click on the links to find out...